ERIC Number: ED086729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Different Observational Systems and Time Sequences Upon Non-Participant Observers' Behavioral Ratings.
Wodarski, John S.; And Others
Four different observational systems and two time sequences were employed to determine the extent to which they would yield different incidences of anti-social behavior. Two videotapes, randomly chosen from a pool of 30 tapes, were utilized. These illustrated the behaviors of anti-social children in a natural setting. Six observers were reliably trained in the observational systems. Observers, systems, time sequences, and tapes were assigned randomly and counter-balanced, thus providing for a within experimental replication. The results of the experiment indicate no significant differences for time sequences or observational systems. The results are discussed briefly in terms of their significance for time sampling methods used in behavioral analyses. (Author)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Change, Behavioral Science Research, Children, Classroom Observation Techniques, Naturalistic Observation, Sampling, Social Behavior, Videotape Recordings
John S. Wodarski, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. 63130
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO.