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____ ____ refers to the careful observation of one or more specific behaviours in a particular setting.

Systematic observation

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The researcher is interested in only a few very ____ ____, the observations are quantifiable, in that the researcher frequently has developed prior hypotheses about the behaviours.

specific behaviours

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Numerous ____ can be studied using systematic observation.

behaviours

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The researcher must decide which behaviours are of interest, choose a setting in which the behaviours can be observed, and most important, develop a ____ ____.

coding system

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Methodological issues: you can directly observe behaviour and code it at the same time, but it is easier to use a ____ ____, thus providing a permanent record of the behaviour that can be coded later.

video recorder

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Methodological Issue: The possibility that the presence of the observer will affect peoples behaviours is called.

Reactivity

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When conducting systematic observation, two or more ____ are usually used to code behaviour.

raters

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____ is indicated by high agreement among the raters.

Reliability

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For many research questions, ____ of behaviour taken over an extended period provide more accurate and useful data than single, short observations.

samples