Diagnosis and Prediction: A Study of Daily Behavior Patterns in TEKTITE 2.
TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY LAB
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Systematic observations of daily behavior of 10 teams of Aquanauts living for a total of seven months in an underwater habitat are reported. Behavior was coded into objective categories by teams of observers monitoring activity 24 hours a day. Correlations between these categories for individual summary data are contrasted with the corresponding pooled within-class correlations. The latter are used here as a statistic measuring associative strength between time series variables both within and across individuals. The use of both Pearson and pooled correlations provides a more complete picture of daily behavioral patterns. Pooling correlations of lagged variables then allows exploration of causal linkages. Systematic observations and self-report measures are contrasted in their ability to account for variance in behabior. The potential application of this methodology to a variety of social psychological investigations is discussed. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations