ERIC Number: ED025871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
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Wireless Observation. Horace Mann - Lincoln Institute Papers.
Herbert, John; Swayze, John
Use of the combination of a wireless microphone, FM receiver, and stereophonic tape recorder to get a full, clear, permanent record of classroom interaction is discussed. A description of the equipment and its operation, including the simultaneous use of two or more sound tracks and of the uses of this technique is provided. Also mentioned are origins of the technique; a new perspective in classroom observation; the functions, selection, and training of observers; and reactions of the subjects. Analysis and transcription of tapes are explained; ethical and legal questions raised by electronic observation are considered. Technical suggestions made involve selection of a system, transmitters, microphones, receivers, tape recorders, and field procedures. Advantages of using the technique are stated. Six references are provided, along with a list of equipment, manufacturer's specifications, and sources. (RP)
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Classroom Communication, Data Collection, Electric Batteries, Equipment, Evaluation, Exceptional Child Education, Information Processing, Interaction, Interaction Process Analysis, Legal Responsibility, Microphones, Observation, Performance, Recordkeeping, School Visitation, Sound Tracks, Tape Recorders
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Horace Mann - Lincoln Inst. for School Experimentation.