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ERIC Number: ED137088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
A Computer Program Designed to Identify Behavior Patterns in Observational Data. Technical Report 12.
Shymansky, James A.; And Others
The technique of macroanalysis has been developed to facilitate the process of examining patterns of behavior. In this technique, sequentially recorded observational data are computer-analyzed in units of three or more codes. Behavior patterns that have been identified from observational data are collected so that the sequence of individual behaviors (codes) is preserved. The analyst decides the pattern length, which may vary from groups of one to five or more successive codes in the data. He/she also has the option of formulating patterns which include repetitive codes or of collapsing the repetitive codes. Collapsing codes reduces strings of repetitive codes into a single code. The following kinds of information are provided in the pattern analysis: pattern identification, listing options according to frequency or beginning character in the pattern, frequency and percentage of patterns, and raw data when the collapsing option is specified. User information, summary sheet of program options, and a sample printout are included. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Science Education Center.
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