naturalistic observation


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naturalistic observation

A research method in which behaviour—e.g., of children in a day-care centre—is observed and recorded in a natural setting, without interference by a researcher.
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All grappled with the complexity of measuring individualised treatment in order to assess the outcome of treatment based on a naturalistic observation style.
A number of specific features of qualitative research that require additional ethical attention and awareness also need to be understood, including the following: 1) participants are frequently quite vulnerable and require protection because the data collection methods, such as in-depth interviews, can delve into personally and politically charged matters; 2) naturalistic observation can raise concerns regarding privacy and consent; 3) the potential for the identifiability of the results of this research may require extra efforts to maintain confidentiality.
We explored this issue using a retrospective, naturalistic observation of a group of GPs who abandoned the "old" Riva-Rocci or the aneroid sphygmomanometer and adopted this new device.
In this article I draw primarily on a 6-month period (August 2011-January 2012) of unobtrusive naturalistic observation of smokers and not-smokers (4) on their lunch breaks.
Thus, utilizing within-subject design methodologies for naturalistic observation appears to offer greater advantages.
Given the time consuming and artificial nature of many of the preference assessments, recent investigations on the identification of potential reinforcers have moved into the natural setting using naturalistic observation techniques.
Naturalistic observation studies provide a better understanding of how behavior and environmental events occur in the natural environment.
The 'existential-phenomenological theme' that comes through here with embodied mindfulness is to do with naturalistic observation.
In a naturalistic observation, we offered orlistat plus dietary counseling to all teenage patients with a body mass index (BMI) >25 kg/[m.
The following activities made up the bulk of the observer training: observation and recording of video taped vignettes of command use, command flash cards, observation and recording of video-taped sitcoms, and naturalistic observation of preschool teachers.
Lucas has always had a knack for blending naturalistic observation with poetic grace notes.
Yet, the naturalistic observation of play behavior has historically been referenced as a method by which to make judgments about cognitive development, i.