Observing Interaction: An Introduction to Sequential Analysis / Edition 2

Observing Interaction: An Introduction to Sequential Analysis / Edition 2

by Roger Bakeman, John M. Gottman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521574277

ISBN-13: 9780521574273

Pub. Date: 03/13/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Mothers and infants exchanging gleeful vocalizations, married couples discussing their problems, children playing, birds courting, and monkeys fighting all have this in common: their interactions unfold over time. Almost anyone who is interested can observe and describe such phenomena. However, scientists usually demand more than a desription—they want

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Mothers and infants exchanging gleeful vocalizations, married couples discussing their problems, children playing, birds courting, and monkeys fighting all have this in common: their interactions unfold over time. Almost anyone who is interested can observe and describe such phenomena. However, scientists usually demand more than a desription—they want observations that are replicable and amenable to scientific analysis, while still faithful to the dynamics of the phenomena studied. This book provides a straightforward introduction to scientific methods for observing social behavior. The second edition clarifies and extends material from the first edition, especially with respect to data analysis. A common standard for sequential data is introduced and sequential analysis is placed on firmer, log-linear statistical footing. The second edition is designed to work as a companion volume to Analyzing Interaction (1995). Because of the importance of time in the dynamics of social interaction, sequential approaches to analyzing and understanding social behavior are emphasized. An advanced knowledge of statistical analysis is not required. Instead, the authors present fundamental concepts and offer practical advice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521574273
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/13/1997
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Developing a coding scheme; 3. Recording behavioral sequences; 4. Assessing observer agreement; 5. Representing observational data; 6. Analyzing sequential data: first steps; 7. Analyzing event sequences; 8. Issues in sequential analysis; 9. Analyzing time sequences; 10. Analyzing cross-classified events; 11. Epilogue; Appendix; References; Index.

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