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ERIC Number: ED099756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 13
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Observing Social Interaction: Methodological Models.
Tresemer, David
Several models for organizing methods of observing social interaction are presented in the form of dimensions along which researchers choose methods to fulfill particular research objectives. The setting dimension specifies whether the research will be done in the lab or in the field. The output dimension specifies the form which the data will take, relying on the definition of the "unit" of behavior. The content of interaction involves whether the cognitive-verbal or emotional or motoric levels of social interaction are observed, or some combination of these levels. The scope of observation ranges from great detail in description to enlarged interpretations of social interaction. A new scoring system known as SYMLOG (Bales and Cohen, 1973) is described and discussed as an integration of many levels of the content and scope dimensions. It is urged that research on social interaction be guided by the needs of solutions for social problems. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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