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ERIC Number: ED142882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 10
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Nonverbal Communication and Interpersonal Relationships--New Directions in Film and Computer Techniques.
Peery, J. Craig
There are essentially four types of non-verbal communication: touching, moving, gazing (these are the truly "non-verbal modalities"), and para-linguistic aspects of vocalizing. These types of non-verbal communication are measured in five different dimensions: (1) frequency, (2) duration, (3) magnitude, (4) rates-frequency per time, (5) sequences-order of occurrence. All of these kinds of measurements deal with frequencies and relationships in time. Video-tape and film analyses are suggested as the best media for collecting and analyzing non-verbal behavior. Motion picture film is the best medium because it supplies a complete record, it is objective and fast, and it allows data analysis to proceed at any desirable speed and with any desirable level of detail. Direct data collection by hard-wiring monitors to computers is proposed as the path of the future because computers can collect quickly, and quickly process the vast quantities of data generated by non-verbal research. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Family Relations (October 19-23, 1976, New York, N.Y.)