Thin Slice Coding to Measure Parent and Child Emotion-Related Behaviors

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 9
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 6: Recent Developments in Assessment and Research

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. compare process variables between interval coding and thin slice coding when measuring emotion-related behaviors among children with autism spectrum disorder and their parents.
  2. understand thin slice coding and its current use in research.
  3. learn about the reliability and validity of thin slice coding to measure emotional-related behaviors among children with autism spectrum disorder and their parents.

Description

This study investigates the reliability and validity of using thin slice coding, the rating of short segments derived from longer observational videos, to measure parent and child emotion-related behaviors. Interval coders’ and thin slice coders’ ratings were compared using videos from a parent-mediated intervention for children with autism. The results suggest some promise of the reliability and validity of thin slice coding to measure emotion-related behaviors. Implications for future research and limitations are discussed.

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Presenter(s)

Sydney R. Nelson, Michigan State University
Kristin M. Rispoli, Michigan State University
Nicholas J. Warren, Michigan State University

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