ERIC Number: ED110506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Reactivity to Home Observation: A Comparison of Audio Recorded Behavior with Observers Present or Absent.
Johnson, Stephen M.; Bolstad, Orin D.
The purpose of this study was to compare the behavior of family members at home as recorded by audio tape recordings in two conditions--with an observer present or absent. Behavioral differences were expected as a function of differential reactivity to these observational procedures. The results revealed no behavioral differences between observation conditions and no evidence of adaptation effects in either condition. In general, significant correlations were observed between the rates of recorded behavior in both situations. The implications of these findings for the development of nonreactive observation procedures were discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A