Prof. Russell Haines, PhD


Department of IT and Decision Sciences, Old Dominion University
Norfolk, USA

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Prof. Russell Haines, PhD

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My central research interest is the impact of information technology on group interaction. This has grown from my study of sociology as a supporting field and my use of a computer-based group experiment for my dissertation. I have leveraged my experience with computer-supported experimentation and teamed with others to study group interaction, group behavior, and other phenomena involving multiple participating individuals.

Since completing my dissertation, I have developed several computer-based group experiments as extensions of my dissertation or as a result of discussions with other faculty members about their research. I anticipate that much of my future research will likewise involve similar extensions and collaborations. I am currently leading research projects that study 1) the creation of awareness in computer-mediated communication and its effect on group decision-making, 2) the ethical decision-making processes in individuals and groups when considering the use/misuse of information technology, and 3) supply chain decision-making and decision coordination.

I conduct my research in an interdisciplinary manner, applying theories, methods, and concepts from other fields, primarily Sociology and Organizational Psychology. I have a working knowledge of univariate and multivariate statistics and structural equation modeling (AMOS and PLS), and experience with ethnography and case study research as qualitative methods. At a more technical level, I am interested in communication technology, database design, and human-computer interaction.