The Observation Method : Understanding Young Children 's Characteristics And Needs

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One of the four children’s research rights is to keep the children 's privacy. The observer has to keep all concealment of identity of the child and all of the information that is collected. As a result, Chloe was the fake name I give the child I was observing. Chloe is a two year old Caucasian girl. She has dirty blonde hair and blue eyes. Chloe is a very social, active, and also independent girl. Chloe plays with her friends and classmates, but she seems to also enjoy playing and doing things on her own as well.

NAEYC Standard 1a: Understanding Young Children’s Characteristics and Needs

1. Methods of Data Collection

The observation method I used was the Narrative. Using the narrative method required me to record nearly everything that happened while I was there. The narrative method offers a lot of details, due to including the recording of all behaviors that occur. This also allows me to use the anecdotal form and describe one important incident at a time. The advantage of using Narrative is that it would provide lots of details. However, I had to be very cautious of not to be bias when writing each anecdotal. I had to only report what I saw and was not allowed to put any input or opinion on the anecdotal.

2. The Child’s Expression of Feelings

Jake was playing with the build a block by himself. When Chloe came and started to kick the blocks that he built. Jake told her to stop and when she did not listen he pushed her. She started to whine and cry.…

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