structured observations

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  • Created on: 09-10-13 19:46
what is structured observation
this is a type of of observation that is carried out in an artificial setting
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strengths 1
it is experimentally valid because it has controls
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strenght 2
its can be tested for reliability because there are controlled procedure
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weakness 1
it is not ecologically valid
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weakness 2
there are demand characteristics because participants are aware that they are being observed
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reliability: supports
it is reliable because there are controls
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reliability: no support
it is not reliable because there are demand characteristics therefore results can be affected
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validity: support
its is experimentally valid
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validity: no support
no ecological validity
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ethical issues: support
reliable if participants are aware that they are being observed
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ethical issues: no support
not ethical if participants are not aware that they are being observed
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use in psychology 1
used to observe the behaviour of children in a set up situation....a one way mirror is used so that the presence of the observer will not affect the behaviour of the child....furnitures are used to make the child feel comfortable
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use in child psychology 2
used in Mary Ainsworth strange situation
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