Naturalistic Observation Assignment Final Paper/ Follow sample of a paper !! Read carefully
Make sure to look at the sample and use the same format that they used.
Use as many sources as you can, I only put one but please add more.
Observational methods are commonly used to understand child development. To give you experience with this method, you will conduct 1 observation of a child between 0 and 13 years of age. Find a setting in which you can unobtrusively observe this child. Your observation should last approximately 15 minutes. Possible settings for this observation include playgrounds, fast-food restaurants, grocery stores, at home, on the subway, or in a park. Please speak with me first if you would like to conduct an observation in a school setting, as this may require additional permission.
Observe the child for 15 minutes and take into account (by writing detailed field notes) their motor skills and activities, social interactions, language use and development, disciplinary episodes, play behaviors, affect, etc. Be sure to provide a description of the setting in which this observation took place as well as a description of who the child was with during the observation (e.g., caretaker, siblings, peers, etc.). A typed copy of your field notes is to be submitted along with your final paper on Blackboard on or before Thursday, May 14th at 11:59pm.
Based on the naturalistic observation notes that you took, write 2-3 pages discussing the setting in which you observed, noting the approximate age of the child, the child’s gender, and the types of behaviors that you observed. Using concepts from the text, at least one RESEARCH ARTICLE (making sure to include citations; do not use non-academic websites (also note that Wikipedia is not a valid source), and your knowledge of child development, explain the factors that contribute to the child’s development. Choose 2 or 3 behaviors that you find most interesting and compare and contrast them to how someone your age would act in the same situation. What is different (aside from your ages) about you and the child that could explain the behavior you chose to focus on?
Then, compare and contrast the child’s actions with your own and why they may be different. Again, try to link these differences to concepts in the text (e.g., What do we know about cognitive development at a certain developmental period and how might this impact the behavior you observed?). Include a final paragraph on what your observations suggest in terms of topics in human development. This assignment should be APA style. Please upload your field notes and paper to Blackboard by 11:59pm on Thursday, May 14th as ONE SINGLE document, with the naturalistic observation notes coming first, followed by the paper. Samples of the naturalistic observation notes as well as the associated paper are posted on Blackboard.