Discover the Invisible Through Tool-Supported Scientific Observation

Authors: Pascal Mangold (2018)

A Best Practice Guide to Video-Supported Behavior Observation

Observation appears to be a simple skill. It is assumed to be something everyone does every day since early childhood, and thus, it seems to be an easy and well-trained skill. However, observation of behavior with a scientific outcome is far from easy. It requires a well-thought-out method based on scientific knowledge and hypothesis. It further requires appropriate software tools to create reliable data and new findings with significant validity in a reasonable time. The significant difference between everyday observation and scientific observation and the enormous chances specific software tools can create in this field are discussed in this document.