ERIC Number: ED101000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
The Social Science Observation Record (SSOR). Introductory Packet. Resource Monograph No. 7.
Casteel, J. Doyle; Stahl, Robert J.
The Social Science Observation Record (SSOR) is an interaction analysis-systematic observation scheme enabling users to engage in interaction analysis as a descriptive record. Pilot studies suggest that the knowledge of the system enables pre-service social studies teachers (using microteaching simulation) to modify their own behavior in directions toward which they feel positive. The system also provides a conceptual model linking cognitive, affective, and management dimensions of social studies inquiry. The SSOR contains seventeen categories, four realms, twelve sub-matrices, and six segments of "wait time." Realm I contains five categories stressing verbal behaviors related to learning subject matter. Five other categories of verbal statements (Realm III) stress the meaning of human experience, knowledge, values, thought, and behavior for man. A third set of five categories (Realm II) stresses verbal statements through which social inquiry can be influenced and managed. The sixteenth category provides for "wait time" and the seventeenth records descriptive noise. Together, these two categories comprise Realm IV of the SSOR. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Interaction Process Analysis, Matrices, Microteaching, Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Records (Forms), Social Sciences, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior, Values
P.K. Yonge Laboratory School, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (Free)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. P. K. Yonge Lab. School.