The aim of the course is to illustrate theoretical and methodological basis underlying the use of investigation techniques in developmental psychology, in particular about observation. Moreover, the aim is to foster the knowledge of observation and evaluation about children in different contexts.
The course will deal with the following themes:
-concept of observation
-participants, contexts and procedures
-coding schemes and data gathering
-reliability and validity
-child behavior: observation instruments
-child behavior: evaluation instruments
Texts for the exam:
Baumgartner E. (2004). L’osservazione del comportamento infantile. Carocci, Roma.
Axia V., & Bonichini S. (2004). La valutazione del bambino. Carocci, Roma.
(only the following chapters: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11).
Written exam with open-ended questions, eventually associated with an oral exam.
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