Observer reliability of interaction patterns during interviews

Jeanne S. Phillips, Joseph D. Matarazzo, Ruth G. Matarazzo, George Saslow

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Abstract

"Results of the present study, utilizing one highly experienced observer and another observer with only minimal experience, independently and simultaneously observing the same 17 interviews, indicate that the role of the observer is a highly reliable, almost mechanical one. For the interview as a whole, 8 of the 9 major interaction variables yielded observer reliability coefficients (Pearson rs) above .94. Equally high values were found for many of the five subperiods of the interview, while only one variable, S's adjustment, was found to be unreliable in any subperiod. The (interruption) period showed only moderate (.05 level of confidence) in contrast to the high reliability of the other major variables." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages269-275
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Consulting Psychology
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1957
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • INTERVIEW, OBSERVER RELIABILITY
  • METHODOLOGY, TECHNIQUES

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Observer reliability of interaction patterns during interviews. / Phillips, Jeanne S.; Matarazzo, Joseph D.; Matarazzo, Ruth G.; Saslow, George.

In: Journal of Consulting Psychology, Vol. 21, No. 3, 06.1957, p. 269-275.

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Phillips, JS, Matarazzo, JD, Matarazzo, RG & Saslow, G 1957, 'Observer reliability of interaction patterns during interviews' Journal of Consulting Psychology, vol 21, no. 3, pp. 269-275. DOI: 10.1037/h0043293
Phillips JS, Matarazzo JD, Matarazzo RG, Saslow G. Observer reliability of interaction patterns during interviews. Journal of Consulting Psychology. 1957 Jun;21(3):269-275. Available from, DOI: 10.1037/h0043293
Phillips, Jeanne S. ; Matarazzo, Joseph D. ; Matarazzo, Ruth G. ; Saslow, George. / Observer reliability of interaction patterns during interviews. In: Journal of Consulting Psychology. 1957 ; Vol. 21, No. 3. pp. 269-275
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