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4 Methods of direct observstion

1.Event Recording- Observed and record every instance of the behavior.
2.Outcome Recording- Count the products
3.Interval recording-Record whether the behavior occured at least once during the interval
4.Time-Sampling recording Observe the behavior only for a moment (and only a moment) at the end of the interval.


What does it mean for 2 observers to be independent?

When making direct observations, the observers need to be separated so their actions are independent of one another


Observer drift

Observing a behavior so often you question if it was actually the behavior or not