Thin slice sampling of video footage for mother/child interaction: application to single cases

James, Deborah M. and Wadnerkar, Meghana B. and Lam-Cassettari, Christa and Kang, Sujin and Telling, Anna L. (2012) Thin slice sampling of video footage for mother/child interaction: application to single cases. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 34 (3). pp. 351-360. ISSN 0882-2689

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Abstract

The purpose was to test the reliability of short samples of parent/child interaction for use in single-subject research. Four variable pairs of mother/child behaviour were coded for seven mother/child play sessions. Each session lasted 20 min and 18 min of the session was behaviourally coded using frame-by-frame analysis. The co-occurrence of the mother/child behaviours within a given time window was computed and an odds ratio was calculated for the co-occurrence of the targeted behaviours. The play session was divided into shorter segments (3, 6 and 9 min) and odds ratios of the variable pairs from the shorter segments were compared to the odds ratios from the entire session. Segments of 3 and 6 min did not yield the same pattern of results as the entire session. In single-subject research, evidence of the reliability of the time segment for behavioural coding should be reported in the methods section of original research manuscripts.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Video, Mother Child Interaction, Microanalysis, Contingency, Sequential Analysis, Thin Slice Sampling
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Liu, Mr Zhenxing
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 10:27
Last Modified: 16 May 2016 01:36
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/2639

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