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Spontaneous fluctuation in rate of body rocking: a methodological note.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1271456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Descriptive data are presented on the natural occurrence of stereotyped body rocking in three institutionalised, mentally retarded children. Both ward and test situation observations suggest that there is spontaneous fluctuation in rate of body rocking. These findings raise a serious methodological problem pertinent to the evaluation of experimental data on stereotyped behaviour: rate change attributed to experimental manipulation may in fact only be an instance of spontaneous fluctuation.
P Pohl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of mental deficiency research     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0022-264X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ment Defic Res     Publication Date:  1976 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-02     Completed Date:  1976-08-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375401     Medline TA:  J Ment Defic Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Institutionalized
Mental Retardation / complications*
Motor Activity*
Social Environment
Stereotyped Behavior*
Time Factors

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