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ERIC Number: ED080932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Automated Analysis of Counselor Style and Effects: The Development and Evaluation of Methods and Materials to Assess the Stylistic Accuracy and Outcome Effectiveness of Counselor Verbal Behavior. Final Report.
Pepyne, Edward W.
This project attempts to develop, evaluate and implement methods and materials for the automated analysis of the stylistic characteristics of counselor verbal behavior and its effects on client verbal behavior within the counseling interview. To achieve this purpose, the project designed a system of computer programs, the DISCOURSE ANALYSIS SYSTEM. The system accepts uncoded typescripts of counseling interviews as input and performs the following functions: (1) divides counselor and client responses into independent clause units; (2) classifies response units into subcategories; (3) tabulates parameters of each speaker's contributions; (4) provides a summary tabulation of counselor and client responses; (5) classifies counselor response units into 14 empirically derived categories; (6) provides a cumulative record of selected client response types in relation to counselor response types; (7) provides a process-outcome analysis relating counselor style to changing patterns of client responses; and (8) rates counselor verbal behavior in accordance with three counseling styles. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Hartford Univ., West Hartford, CT. Coll. of Education.