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Handout on Approaches to Measurement (Chapter 4) Self-report measures (p. 92-102) Questionnaires (p. 97-98; see also Chapter 3) Self-report Diaries (p. 99) Interviews (p. 99-100) Observational Measures (Behavioral Measures or Observations) (p. 83-91) Natural versus Contrived Settings (usually a lab but not always) (p. 84-97) Disguised versus Undisguised Observations (p. 86-87). Is person aware of being observed? If yes, reactivity (unnatural behavior) could occur. If no, privacy issues and informed consent issues occur. Partial concealment : people are aware of observation but are unaware of what is being observed. Indirect observation knowledgeable informants do the observations for the researcher which can protect privacy and
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Unformatted text preview: reduce reactivity. Unobtrusive measures : Measure the traces or signs of behavior Behavioral Recording (how is behavior recorded?) (pp. 88-91) Narratives (specimen records and field notes) (p. 88) Checklists (pp. 89) tally sheets that list behavioral options Temporal measures (p. 89-90). latency (reaction time, task completion, interbehavior interval) duration (e.g., persistence on task, time spent talking) Observational Rating Scales (ratings of the quality and/or intensity of behavior) Reliability of Observational Measures (p. 90) Inter-rater reliability increased by having clear conceptual and operational definitions training and practice in using coding system...
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