ERIC Number: ED046025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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A System for Recording Interaction Behaviors in Group Discussions.
Clayton, Thomas E.; And Others
This paper presents a system designed to measure group role behavior and the direction and degree of subgroup interaction during small group meetings. The system utilizes file classifications of role behavior subdivided into 11 behavior categories. Data are collected in sample observations using live recorders or VTR equipment. Data analysis yields the degree of participation in the group process, the role behavior characteristics of the participating subgroups, and enables the researcher to graphically profile total behavior. The paper presents in detail one specific example of the system in use and suggests applications for others uses. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Behavioral Science Research, Communication (Thought Transfer), Group Behavior, Group Dynamics, Interaction, Interaction Process Analysis, Measurement Techniques, Role Theory
Thomas E. Clayton, John R. Cryan, Dean C. Wiles, Room 427, Huntington Hall, 150 Marshall Street, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13210 (No price quoted)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.