ERIC Number: ED119857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Involvement Instrument.
Roderick, Jessie A.
The Involvement Instrument, an observational technique for examining children's interaction patterns and degree of involvement within the school setting, is presented in this paper. Training protocols for obtaining skill in using the Involvement Instrument, methods of analyzing data obtained by using the instrument, and criteria for determining inter-observer reliability when using the technique are also included. The Involvement Instrument is reproduced in its entirety, including extensive descriptions of verbal and nonverbal behavior categories to be observed (with appropriate examples) and coding sheets. Behaviors are coded sequentially. A final section suggests possible uses for the Involvement Instrument (e.g., to determine how a child's indicators of involvement vary with different activities and times of day). (ED)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Interaction, Interaction Process Analysis, Measurement Instruments, Observation, Preschool Education, Social Development, Social Integration, Social Relations, Training Methods
UMporium, Student Union Bookstore, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (Occasional Paper Number Fifteen, $2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Center for Young Children.