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ERIC Number: ED246111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-23
Reference Count: 0
Methods of Sequential Analysis for Counseling Process Research.
Lichtenberg, James W.; And Others
The purpose of the three papers included here is to describe and illustrate three methods of sequential analysis as they were applied to an analysis of an actual counseling interview between Carl Rogers and "Gloria." In "Markov Models in Process Research," Edward J. Heck applies a Markov model to the analysis of the event-to-event transitions in the interview. The primary hypothesis was concerned with the central assumption of all Markov models, namely that the counseling process would be a process in which each speaker's acts at each point in time are, in part, contingent upon previous acts. In "The Use of Lag Sequential Analysis in Counseling Process Research," James W. Lichtenberg uses lag analysis to address the problem of identifying distant (as well as immediate) effects within behavior sequences. The responses used in this analysis did evidence a reliable sequential patterning. In "The Use of Information Theory in Counseling Process Research," Robert Reitz explicates the principles and assumptions underlying the use of information theory and demonstrates the use of Shannon and Weaver's measures of information. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Lag Sequential Analysis; Markov Processes; Sequential Analysis
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).