ERIC Number: ED069434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Systems for Observing Parent-Child Interactions.
Coller, Alan R.
This report is concerned with systems useful for observing parent-child behavior. Part I. discusses observations in contrived situations, unstructured situations; in neighborhoods, laboratory, home and classroom. The paper details the point-time sampling approach, intersession rating procedure, anecdotal records, diary descriptions, (topical and comprehensive) and narrative summaries. In Part II., basic observational procedures are presented, along with thirteen conducted experiments involving Mother/Infant, Mother/Child. The methods used in testing for verbal expression, cooperation with tutor, anxieties, lax control of the child, hostile involvements and interest in the child's education, are outlined and evaluated. An annotated bibliography is included. (RH)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Infant Behavior, Measurement Techniques, Observation, Parent Child Relationship, Relationship, Tests, Young Children
College of Education Curriculum Laboratory, University of Illinois, 1210 West Springfield, Avenue, Urbana, Illinois, 61801 ($0.60)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.