Accession Number : AD0613045

Title :   COMPARISON OF OBSERVED AND RECALL BEHAVIOR,

Corporate Author : MISSOURI UNIV COLUMBIA

Personal Author(s) : Ingraham, Richard C. ; Videbeck,Richard

Report Date : FEB 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : Data on observed mealtime behavior and recall of that behavior were compared and analyzed to determine the veridicality of retrospective data. Families ate two meals while under observation using video tape recording equipment. Half of the families were interviewed three weeks later and the other half six weeks after the meals. Using extensive interviewing procedures the parents were asked to report all that they could remember about the two meals and specifically what they could remember about their children's behavior. Comparison of data indicated that only 43% of the original behavior was recalled and the total recollections 22% had not even occurred at the meals. This suggests that research based on retrospective data should be carefully examined and that findings of such studies should be applied with hesitancy. The data also disclosed that there is a linear relationship between the amount of behavior that occurred and the amount subsequently recalled by any given person. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, RELIABILITY), (*RECALL, BEHAVIOR), (*BEHAVIOR, RECALL), CHILDREN, ADULTS, GROUP DYNAMICS, VERBAL BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, ERRORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE