Research Methods - Observational design

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Behavioural categories
When a target behaviour is broken up into components that are observable and measurable
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Event sampling
A target behaviour or event is first established then the researcher records this event very time it occurs
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Time sampling
A target individual or group is first established then the researcher records their behaviour in a fixed time frame, say, every 60 seconds
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Structured observations
The researcher uses various 'systems' to organise observations, such as sampling technique and behavioural categories
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Unstructured observations
Every instance of a behaviour is recorded in as much detail as possible. This is useful if the behaviours you are interested in do not occur very often
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A target behaviour or event is first established then the researcher records this event very time it occurs

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Event sampling

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A target individual or group is first established then the researcher records their behaviour in a fixed time frame, say, every 60 seconds

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The researcher uses various 'systems' to organise observations, such as sampling technique and behavioural categories

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Card 5

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Every instance of a behaviour is recorded in as much detail as possible. This is useful if the behaviours you are interested in do not occur very often

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