ERIC Number: ED093353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May-25
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Reaction to Types of Television. Technical Report No. 28.
Hines, Brainard W.
An observational system having high inter-rater reliability and providing a reliable estimate of patterns of behavior across time periods is developed and tested for use in evaluating children's responses to a number of television styles and modes of presentation. This project was designed to meet three goals: first, to develop a valid and reliable assessment technique which would duplicate the home viewing environment; second, to provide information to the Appalachia Educational Laboratory (AEL) staff members responsible for planning future children's programs for the National Institute of Education (NIE); and third, to compare two pilot tapes with other program segments. The observational system presented in the study overcomes the weaknesses of those used in much prior research, and is thus able to provide much useful information to program planners. Time limitations, however, prevented drawing specific conclusions across program segments and pilot tapes. Attached appendixes include both descriptions of program materials and coding sheets used in the data collection. (WDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.