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Title: Parallel Worlds: Repeated Initializations of the Same Team to Improve Team Viability
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Award ID(s):
1659585
Publication Date:
NSF-PAR ID:
10187485
Journal Name:
Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction
Volume:
4
Issue:
CSCW1
Page Range or eLocation-ID:
1 to 22
ISSN:
2573-0142
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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