Unformatted text preview: behavior as an instance of a more general process. This is simply observing nature exactly as it occurs. The observer must hope that the data obtained are relevant and that the observation itself did not affect the behavior. Often we cannot gather information on every conceivable event. This category is the explicit recognition that many things are ignored. A case study is an observation limited to a single individual. A survey is a collection of a set of information (such as TV viewing habits) by gathering a limited subset of the potential data. A check sheet is a collection of a precisely specified subset of variables in a controlled format. It is the most restricted but has the advantage of speed and that the desired information will always be included....
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- Fall '09
- Psychology, reliable functions. Correlational, precisely specified subset