ERIC Number: ED173319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
On Standards of Descriptive Validity in Studies of Classroom Activity. Occasional Paper No. 16.
The author argues here that progress toward greater validity in description through increasingly specifiable standards for quality control is crucial for the advancement of theory as well as for the improvement of method in descriptive studies of classroom life. Some standards for judging the validity of descriptions of classroom action are proposed, and examples of descriptions are presented. The role of the external memory of an audiovisual record is briefly reviewed. (Author)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Communication Skills, Feasibility Studies, Interaction Process Analysis, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.