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ERIC Number: ED069425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Pages: 57
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Overview Snapshot Observational Technique (OSOT): Administration Manual Experimental Research Form.
Coller, Alan R.
Overview Snapshot Observational Technical (OSOT) is specifically designed to allow users to obtain both pictorial and categorical data related to the transactions in context component of early childhood (prekindergarten and kindergarten) educational programs. Such information is especially useful in operations calling for descriptive evaluation. Osot's major focus is upon the student--the student in relation to others, to places and to things--in the classroom environment. The five dimensions evaluated by OSOT include: (1) the student's location in the classroom, (2) his interactions with others, (3) his encounters with instructional or play material, (4) his attention to others and/or his involvement with instructional materials, and (5) the strenuousness or intensity of his motor activities. The OSOT procedures, which requires the observer to collect notational data in a graphic-like framework not only enables the user to describe visually the transactional component, but also enables him to categorize the pictorial data, in ayn suitable manner, at any convenient time in the future. This manual contains descriptions of the five OSOT dimensions, the OSOT notational system, the OSOT data-collection procedures, and the OSOT information-presentation procedures. Reliability and validity issues are discussed and examples of possible data-collection, coding, and information forms are provided. (Author/CK)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. for Development of Human Resources.; Florida Univ., Gainesville. Coll. of Education.