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Author Pellegrini, Anthony D.

Title Observing children in their natural worlds : a methodological primer / Anthony D. Pellegrini ; with John Hoch and Frank J. Symons.

Published New York : Psychology Press, 2013.

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 UniM Giblin Eunson  155.40723 PELL    AVAILABLE
Edition 3rd ed.
Physical description xviii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Chapter 1 "Whys" and "Whens" of Observational Methods 1 -- Good Descriptions: Or, Maximizing Reliability and Validity 4 -- "Mere Description"? 6 -- Using Observational Methods in Educational, Child, and Developmental Psychology 8 -- Summary and a Preview of What Follows 11 -- Some Things to Think About 14 -- Chapter 2 Science, Psychology, and Research 15 -- What is Science? 15 -- Scientific Inquiry 20 -- Summary 22 -- What Scientific Psychology is Not 23 -- What are the Goals of Psychological Research? 26 -- Science as Experiment 29 -- Conclusion 35 -- Some Things to Think About 36 -- Chapter 3 Ethics in Research 37 -- What's Ethical and Unethical Behavior Fraud? 37 -- Social Responsibility and Scientific Fraud 41 -- Authorship, Plagiarism/Self-Plagiarism, and "Salami Science" 43 -- Research Data Management 49 -- Conclusion 57 -- Some Things to Think About 58 -- Chapter 4 Choosing a Perspective: Qualitative-Insider/Quantitative-Outsider Distinctions 59 -- Naturalistic Study: Individuals in Context 61 -- Transaction Between Individuals and Context 62 -- Basic Differences: The Etic-Emic Contrast 66 -- Outsider Perspective: Ethology 68 -- Emic Case: Ethnography 74 -- Conclusion 89 -- Some Things to Think About 89 -- Chapter 5 Asking the Research Question: Implications for Design and Specification in Observational Research 91 -- Clear Questions and Hypotheses 92 -- Laboratory or the Field? 97 -- Observer Bias 102 -- Replication 105 -- Conclusion 107 -- Some Things to Think About 107 -- Chapter 6 Initial Considerations: Entering the Field, Looking Around, and Refining the Plan 109 -- Taking the First Steps into the Field 109 -- Becoming Familiar with Infra-Structural Personnel 111 -- Conclusion 121 -- Some Things to Think About 122 -- Chapter 7 Coming Up With Categories 123 -- Category Choice/Formation as a Theoretical Act 124 -- A Sad Tale of Inappropriate Borrowing (with apologies to Beatrix Potter) 125 -- From Questions to Categories 126 -- Specific Category System 133 -- Two Examples of Category System Development 135 -- Measuring Categories 138 -- Conclusion 143 -- Some Things to Think About 144 -- Chapter 8 Measuring Behavior and Rules for Sampling and Recording 145 -- Measuring Behavior 145 -- Rules to Live by: Sampling and Recording Behavior 150 -- Recording Rules 155 -- Conclusion 158 -- Some Things to Think About 159 -- Chapter 9 Reliability 161 -- Reliability, Error, and Consistency 162 -- Sources of Variation 165 -- Estimating Reliability, and Reliability Coefficients 169 -- Intra- and Inter-Observer Reliability: Determining It 174 -- Intra-Observer Reliability 174 -- Inter-Observer Reliability 178 -- Conclusion 184 -- Some Things to Think About 184 -- Chapter 10 Validity 185 -- Types of Validity 187 -- Content Validity 188 -- Criterion-Related Validity 192 -- Construct Validity 198 -- Validity: Molar and Molecular Categories 202 -- Threats to Validity of Observational Scores 207 -- Validity in Experimental Design 208 -- Conclusion 219 -- Some Things to Think About 220 -- Chapter 11 Indirect Observational Methods 221 -- Why and When to Use Indirect Methods 221 -- Diaries 223 -- Rating Scales 229 -- Remote/Spot Sampling Using Telephones and Audiorecorders 232 -- Conclusion 236 -- Some Things to Think About 236 -- Chapter 12 Computer-Assisted Recording and Observational Software Programs / John Hoch Hoch, John, Frank J. Symons Symons, Frank J. 237 -- Review of Observational Software Programs (OSPs) 238 -- Example Software Reviews 240 -- Observational Software Programs: Overview of Analysis Options and Issues 244 -- Applications of OSPs 246 -- Summary and Conclusions 254 -- Some Things to Think About 255 -- Chapter 13 Research Report 257 -- Literature Review/Introduction 258 -- Coding Research Literature 261 -- Important Issues 263 -- Where to Locate "The Literature" 266 -- Actual Writing of the Literature Review 270 -- Method Section 272 -- Results Section 276 -- Discussion Section 278 -- Title, Abstract, References, and Appendices 279 -- Editing, Re-writing, and Re-writing... 280 -- Something to Think About 282.
Other author Hoch, John, 1971-
Symons, Frank James, 1967-
Subject Child psychology -- Research -- Methodology.
Observation (Psychology)
Observation (Educational method)
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