Variability in classroom social communication: performance of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and typically developing peers.

Publication Date: 
Jul 01, 2013

PURPOSE: In this study, the authors examined how variability in classroom social communication performance differed between children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and pair-matched, typically developing peers.

[Case-control study: the importance of selecting the right controls].

Publication Date: 
Mar 14, 2013

Important non-experimental study designs to assess the relation between a possible determinant (e.g. a treatment, a risk factor, a diagnostic or prognostic marker) and a clinical outcome are the follow-up and the case-control study design.

Development and testing of an observational method for detecting medication administration errors using information technology.

Publication Date: 
Jul 13, 2009

One-third of medication errors that cause patient harm arise from medication administration errors (MAEs). Research regarding rates of MAEs is limited and has predominantly relied upon voluntary incident reports or observational studies.

Inferring friendship network structure by using mobile phone data.

Publication Date: 
Oct 06, 2009

Data collected from mobile phones have the potential to provide insight into the relational dynamics of individuals. This paper compares observational data from mobile phones with standard self-report survey data.

Comparing observational software with paper and pencil for time-sampled data: a field test of Interval Manager (INTMAN).

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Jul 04, 2006

In this article, we describe the Interval Manager (INTMAN) software system for collecting time-sampled observational data and present a preliminary application comparing the program with a traditional paper-and-pencil method.