Deborah M. James
Thin slice sampling of video footage for mother/child interaction: application to single cases
James, Deborah M.; Wadnerkar, Meghana B.; Lam-Cassettari, Christa; Kang, Sujin; Telling, Anna L.
Meghana B. Wadnerkar
Anna L. Telling
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.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Sep 1, 2012|
|Journal||Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||James, D. M., Wadnerkar, M. B., Lam-Cassettari, C., Kang, S., & Telling, A. L. (2012). Thin slice sampling of video footage for mother/child interaction: application to single cases. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 34(3), doi:10.1007/s10862-012-9282-9|
|Keywords||Video, Mother Child Interaction, Microanalysis, Contingency, Sequential Analysis, Thin Slice Sampling|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0|
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0