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ERIC Number: ED312031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 19
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Strategies of Social Entry among Preschool Children.
Packer, Martin J.; Richardson, Ellen
Data from studies of social entry and social rejection among preschool children were used in this discussion of the systematic use of videotaped records to answer questions about preschool children and the appropriate kind of analysis to employ with the social exchanges recorded. Collected materials were organized in a text-oriented relational database. An attempt was made to avoid the replacement of raw data with coding categories by labeling each recorded interaction with tags by which the material could be easily retrieved. A morphology coding approach was used to maintain comparability with other studies. Also used was an analytic approach that assumed that social interaction involves interpersonal movements that cause changes in participants' status, intimacy, and openness. The analysis revealed aspects of the organization of social behavior. Appended to the text are reproductions of a playground episode screen in the database, a chart of the organization of the database, and examples of interactions revealing movements of high status, shared outrage, ambivalent response to others' approaches, successful entry leading to rejection, and other dimensions of the children's social interaction. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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