Flashcards in 6.3 Systematic Observation Deck (9)
____ ____ refers to the careful observation of one or more specific behaviours in a particular setting.
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.
Numerous ____ can be studied using systematic observation.
The researcher must decide which behaviours are of interest, choose a setting in which the behaviours can be observed, and most important, develop a ____ ____.
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.
Methodological Issue: The possibility that the presence of the observer will affect peoples behaviours is called.
When conducting systematic observation, two or more ____ are usually used to code behaviour.
____ is indicated by high agreement among the raters.