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ERIC Number: ED209349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-23
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reciprocal Control Categories for Scoring Social Interaction: 36 and 60 Month.
Farran, Dale; Haskins, Ron
Several categories which were developed to code the social interactions of mothers and children in a twenty minute free play laboratory situation are described. The categories were divided into primary modes, which were subdivided into smaller units of behavior. Frequency categories within a mode and duration categories across modes may usually be scored simultaneously. Mother and child are coded separately. The categories were established to be coded from videotape recording onto an electronic digital recording system. The system used was Electro General's Datamyte. The recorded codes must be processed through a series of three Datamyte programs. The first "cleans" the data. The second merges the records of mother and child. The third program provides a frequency count of the duration and frequency of all codes. The method for using the Datamyte is explained as are very specific coding directions. The categories included Play With Toy, Books Initiation of Activity, and Modification of Behavior. (Author/DWH)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A