ERIC Number: ED236234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Practical Hints for Observational Research.
Washington, Wanda; And Others
The Austin Independent School District's Research and Evaluation Office presents practical information concerning observational research. This paper focuses on five topics: (1) what makes a good observer (setting the ground rules, training observers in details, and practice, i.e., involving the observers in planning and providing rigorous training); (2) frequent teacher reactions encountered (hostility, apprehension, apathy) and suggestions for dealing with the reactions; (3) frequent student reactions encountered (curiosity, showing-off) and ways to deal with the situations; (4) school facilities or the lack of them and counteracting these problems by planning ahead; and (5) constructing observation instruments designed to answer specific questions, tailored to the age level of the student, and easy to use. A bibliography containing a number of reports dealing with observational findings is included. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Austin Independent School District TX
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (Houston, TX, January 27-29, 1983).