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Observation Example Essay

  • Submitted by: gvazdikelis
  • on October 5, 2012
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 2,108 words

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Observation date: 06/04/2010
Methodology used: Event sampling
Start time: 2.15
End time:  3.15
Number of children present: Depending on time- whole group and the beginning (16 children), then three children and later only two children
Number of adults present: 1 (not including observer)
*Ev. = event

Ev. | Time | Action | Situation | Social Group | Dialogue |
1 | 2.15 | A.L is sitting at the table holding a jam sandwich in her left hand | Snack time. All seated at table | Whole group | A.W to A.L ‘I love jam sandwiches do you love them too?’ A.W -A.L ‘I love them but I love ham sandwiches too’. |
2 | 2.23 | A.L is finishing her sandwich | Still at table swinging on chair | 3 children still at table | A.L puts her right hand up to ask supervisor for juice ‘I want a drink’. ‘Say the magic word’ supervisor t-A.L. ‘Please’ |
3 | 2.36 | A.L is in play room | She is changing into a dress | A.L and A.W are in playroom | A.L asks A.W to help her pull on the dress. Both girls struggle and supervisor steps in to help when asked by A.W |
3 | 2.50 | A.L is in playroom | She is playing house with C.D | A.L, C.D and A.W are in playroom | ‘Here is your pizza its all ready and yummy’ said C.D to A.L. ‘Thank you’ said A.L to C.D and pretends to hand him money |
4 | 3.10 | A.L is playing with magnetic connects | She is trying to take red connect off A.W | A.W, A.L, B.F, and R.G | ‘I need the red one’ A.L- A.W and takes it off A.W. A.W starts to cry, and R.G says ‘she had it first’. A.L ‘here, have it’ and gives it back to A.W |
I undertook this observation to assess the social interactions between A.L and the other children in the centre. In this particular event sample, A.L has several interactions with other children in the centre. During this time frame she showed a close relationship to another child A.W. Both children are the same age and both female. As observed in the event sample they talked together during snack time, played dress-up and played magnetic...

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