Seeing Young Children A Guide to Observing and Recording Behavior 6th Edition – Test Bank

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Chapter 5—An Introduction to Observation and Recording Methods

 

TRUE/FALSE

 

  1. Formal and informal methods of observation differ mainly in how strict the conditions are for using them.

 

ANS:  T                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Easy

 

  1. Informal observation methods are usually chosen for research studies.

 

ANS:  F                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Easy

 

  1. Informal observation methods do not require accuracy and dependability.

 

ANS:  F                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Medium

 

  1. An example of a highly selective recording method is an event sample.

 

ANS:  T                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Difficult

 

  1. Inferences are usually made after an observation when using an open, unselective method.

 

ANS:  T                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Difficult

 

  1. On-the-spot inferences are made when using a closed, selective method.

 

ANS:  T                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Difficult

 

  1. Carefully defining a target behavior allows you to eliminate inference entirely.

 

ANS:  F                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Difficult

 

  1. Raw data always leads researchers to the same inferences.

 

ANS:  F                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Medium

 

MULTIPLE CHOICE

 

  1. Several distinctions among informal observation methods include:
a. degree of observer inference required
b. degree of selectivity
c. open versus closed
d. none of these answers is correct

 

 

ANS:  D                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Difficult

 

  1. An example of a highly selective observation method might mean that:
a. no specific behaviors are chosen ahead of time
b. almost everything that occurs is acceptable for observing and recording
c. only instances of motor behavior might be recorded
d. none of these answers is correct

 

 

ANS:  C                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Difficult

 

  1. Susan has chosen to observe the small motor skills of her four-year-old class. What characteristics(s) does her method exhibit?
a. unselective
b. closed
c. informal
d. none of these answers is correct
e. both “closed” and “unselective”

 

 

ANS:  B                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Difficult

 

  1. John has set aside time to observe a preschool child and record everything the child does during the observation. What characteristic(s) does his method exhibit?
a. formal
b. unselective
c. closed
d. none of these answers is correct
e. both “formal” and “unselective”

 

 

ANS:  E                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Difficult

 

COMPLETION

 

  1. Descriptions of behavior and events as they originally occurred are called ____________________ ____________________.

 

ANS:  raw data

 

PTS:   1                    DIF:    Medium

 

  1. An ____________________ observation method is less structured and is suitable for immediate use by teachers and others who can use the method for day-to-day program operation and interactions with children.

 

ANS:  informal

 

PTS:   1                    DIF:    Medium

 

  1. A method of observing and recording behavior that is highly structured and controlled is a ____________________ observation method.

 

ANS:  formal

 

PTS:   1                    DIF:    Medium

 

  1. An ____________________ is a conclusion based on directly observable data, premises, or evidence, but is not itself directly observable.

 

ANS:  inference

 

PTS:   1                    DIF:    Difficult

 

  1. Another name for informal observation is ____________________ observation.

 

ANS:  naturalistic

 

PTS:   1                    DIF:    Difficult

 

  1. The accuracy of the observer’s inferences can be maximized by carefully ____________________ the target behavior.

 

ANS:  defining

 

PTS:   1                    DIF:    Medium

 

MATCHING

 

Match each statement with the correct item below.

a. a method of observing and recording behavior that is highly structured and controlled
b. a conclusion based on directly observable data, premises, or evidence, but is not itself directly observable
c. a characteristic of observation and recording methods that determines how many behaviors are targeted for observing and recording
d. carefully defining the target behavior
e. a method of observing and recording behavior that is less structured, suitable for immediate use by teachers and others who can use the method for day-to-day program operation and interactions with children
f. another name for informal observation

 

 

  1. formal observation method

 

  1. degree of selectivity

 

  1. inference

 

  1. naturalistic observation

 

  1. operationally defining

 

  1. informal observation method

 

  1. ANS:  A                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Difficult

 

  1. ANS:  C                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Difficult

 

  1. ANS:  B                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Difficult

 

  1. ANS:  F                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Difficult

 

  1. ANS:  D                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Difficult

 

  1. ANS:  E                    PTS:   1                    DIF:    Difficult

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