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Observational measurement of behavior

Author: Paul Jordan Yoder; Blair Lloyd; Frank James Symons
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"An essential textbook for anyone preparing to be a researcher, this comprehensive volume introduces graduate students to key principles of observational measurement of behavior. Based on a course the highly respected authors taught at Vanderbilt University and the University of Minnesota, this text delves deeply into a highly effective approach to observational measurement: systematic observation.
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Yoder, Paul Jordan.
Observational measurement of behavior.
Baltimore, Maryland : Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., [2018]
(DLC) 2017051969
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Jordan Yoder; Blair Lloyd; Frank James Symons
ISBN: 9781681252469 1681252465
OCLC Number: 1008770752
Description: xix, 249 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Section I. Foundational Topics. Introduction to Systematic Observation and Measurement Contexts ; Validation of Observational Variables ; Estimating Stable Measures of Generalized Person Characteristics Through Systematic Observation ; Designing or Adapting Coding Manuals ; Coding ; Common Metrics of Observational Variables ; Training Observers and Preventing Observer Drift ; Interobserver Reliability of Observational Variables --
Section II. Advanced Topics. Introduction to Sequential Analysis ; Research Questions Involving Sequential Associations ; Generalizability Theory --
Section III. Putting It All Together. Summary of Recommendations for Best Practices in Observational Measurement.
Responsibility: by Paul J. Yoder, Blair Lloyd, and Frank J. Symons.

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Introduces graduate students to observational measurement of behaviour. It discusses in-depth the theoretical considerations underlying observational research and provides specific recommendations  Read more...

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"Yoder, Lloyd and Symons have given us an observational methods opus that is rooted in the real world of human behavior. Their book is thorough, systematic, appropriately nuanced, concise and Read more...

 
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