Time Sampling: observes individual children’s behavior at different times and can help with understanding group dynamics. (Ex. Types of play: parallel, associative, cooperative every five minutes)
Event Sampling: observes an event rather than time frames to understand behaviors.
Checklists: observes information with detailed lists to be recorded in a short period of time or in specific tasks. Rating scales and shadow study are similar and can be useful in getting rough ideas of information or for a particular child with a follow-up study done shortly thereafter.
Evaluation: observes to know what the children are learning.
Narrative observation: recording everything as it happens, trying to stay objective.
By: Dianna Dammir