Accession Number:

AD0705066

Title:

PROJECT RIM: OBSERVATIONAL DATA COLLECTION

Descriptive Note:

Medical research interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1970-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the report is to describe the methodology developed on Project RIM to collect a large and systematic body of observational data for small groups confined for 21-day periods. The data collection was accomplished by two techniques a a comprehensive behavior log systematically gathered by trained observers, and b the automated recording of video samples. The introductory section includes a brief description of Project RIM and details of the rationale for collecting subtle indices of social-psychological functioning. In subsequent sections, attention is focused on the behavior-log and video- sample observational techniques, a description of the data collected, and a description of the behavioral measures derived from the data collected, such as alone vs. together activity, and body and eye orientation.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE