ERIC Number: ED028151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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The Interaction Sequence Graph: Analyzing for Patterns of Teaching Behavior.
The Interaction Sequence Graph records the occurrence of events according to Flanders' 10 categories of verbal interaction, the duration of each behavioral event, and the relationship of each event to those which precede and follow it. Data obtained by observing classroom teaching are analyzed and converted from a long series of numbers to a series graph. The sequence graph consists of a series graph in which the series are joined according to specified behavioral pattern conventions and placed on a horizontal line indicating time at three-second intervals. A graph summary, presenting the information contained in the graph in sequence classes (more manageable units consisting of related sequences) is then constructed. However, because this summarization distorts time and sequence relationships, a miscellaneous class and a time duration notation system were devised. Therefore, each interaction sequence graph reflects the teaching patterns of a given teacher for a given classroom period and can be compared (using a representative graph) to similar data for other teachers. (Included are definitions of terms, behavioral descriptions of sequence classes, and a seven-item bibliography.) (See also SP 002 488.) (SM)
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Identifiers: Flanders System of Interaction Analysis
Note: Paper presented to the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Annual Meeting, February 26, 1967, Chicago.