ERIC Number: ED129411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Scanning the Infant Nursery Environment. Final Report.
Johnston, Joan Evelyn
This report describes the development and testing of a screening method designed to describe the Cornell Infant Nursery environment and infant activities in quantitative terms. The scanning procedure developed is basically a time-sampling way of collecting data on the normal operation of the nursery. Two long lists of variables (categories of infant behavior and nursery environment), are carried into the observation booth and checked off by the observers according to what they see. Detailed charts of interobserver reliability on environment and infant behavior scales are presented as well as charts of frequency and percent of occurrence of a variety of infant activities. The scanning method appears successfully able to record the environment and activities of infants in the nursery and has potential value to other investigators. (MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Coordination Center for Early Childhood Education, St. Ann, MO.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Cornell Research Program in Early Development and Education.