INTEROBSERVER AGREEMENT IN ANALYZING CONFLICT RESOLUTION SITUATIONS INVOLVING YOUNG CHILDREN.

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Title:
INTEROBSERVER AGREEMENT IN ANALYZING CONFLICT RESOLUTION SITUATIONS INVOLVING YOUNG CHILDREN.
Author:
Barrabee, Kent Paul
Issue Date:
1982
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The study was designed to determine interobserver agreement in analyzing behavioral conflict interactions of young children. Selected portions of recorded interactions were subjected to four observers. An observational instrument containing 26 well defined observational categories was used by observers to analyze interactions. Prior to the use of this observational instrument, it was pilot tested and necessary improvements were instituted. Observers were provided systematic training for a total period of 14 hours. At the termination of the training period each observer viewed the selected videotape episodes with the help of a prepared word-by-word transcript. Observers were to mark the occurrence of behavioral interactions on a specifically devised record form. Recorded interactions from each observer were analyzed by use of Cohen's Kappa for determination of interobserver agreement. The findings indicated that obtained K's ranged from a low of .60 to a high of .69 suggesting a moderate reliability of observational instrument. A related finding suggested that observers perception of difficulty involved in using the behavioral categories was directly related to interobserver agreement for categories with certain levels of difficulty. Implications of these findings for replication were discussed.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Interpersonal communication in children -- United States.; Interpersonal conflict.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Elementary Education; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Mishra, Shitala P.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleINTEROBSERVER AGREEMENT IN ANALYZING CONFLICT RESOLUTION SITUATIONS INVOLVING YOUNG CHILDREN.en_US
dc.creatorBarrabee, Kent Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorBarrabee, Kent Paulen_US
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe study was designed to determine interobserver agreement in analyzing behavioral conflict interactions of young children. Selected portions of recorded interactions were subjected to four observers. An observational instrument containing 26 well defined observational categories was used by observers to analyze interactions. Prior to the use of this observational instrument, it was pilot tested and necessary improvements were instituted. Observers were provided systematic training for a total period of 14 hours. At the termination of the training period each observer viewed the selected videotape episodes with the help of a prepared word-by-word transcript. Observers were to mark the occurrence of behavioral interactions on a specifically devised record form. Recorded interactions from each observer were analyzed by use of Cohen's Kappa for determination of interobserver agreement. The findings indicated that obtained K's ranged from a low of .60 to a high of .69 suggesting a moderate reliability of observational instrument. A related finding suggested that observers perception of difficulty involved in using the behavioral categories was directly related to interobserver agreement for categories with certain levels of difficulty. Implications of these findings for replication were discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectInterpersonal communication in children -- United States.en_US
dc.subjectInterpersonal conflict.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElementary Educationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMishra, Shitala P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberVan Allen, Roachen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBlecha, Milo K.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRubin, Joseph B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCalmes, Robert E.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest8227339en_US
dc.identifier.oclc682931305en_US
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