Meredith Martin, assistant professor of educational psychology, led the first presentation in the 2017 Methodology Applications Series on Friday, April 14. The series is sponsored by the Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics and Psychometrics.
Martin’s presentation is titled “Profile-based observational coding: Capturing children’s patterns of responding to interpersonal threat.”
The first half of Martin’s presentation outlines strategies for successfully developing, implementing and tailoring observational coding systems to child and adolescent behaviors in social interaction across relationships (e.g., parent-child, family triadic, peers) and in various assessment contexts (e.g., discussions, quasi-experimental tasks, free-play).
The second half of her presentation introduces a novel approach to observational coding designed to yield continuous scores reflecting the degree to which children exemplify distinct, functional profiles of behavior.