Learning In The Classroom The Tools You Should Consider At University


In the United States, many students aged eighteen to twenty-two attend some form of college. This college could be a two-year university where they proudly receive their associate’s degree. This university could be a four-year college where students proudly receive their bachelor’s degree. Then, students can continue schooling to receive their master’s and PhD. The sky is truly the limit.

When it comes to university, there are also many majors a college student can declare. Many renowned and popular majors include research, psychology, and nursing. In these programs, the college students will spend time studying, and working on campus. In fact, college students in the United States typically spend 13.5 hours per week studying or working independently on campus. However, they will also preform research and work while in the classroom. For specific majors, behavior measurement tools are beneficial to learning. If you are in academics or a college student, here are some measurement instruments you should consider utilizing at university.

Behavior Measurement Tools

There are many ways in which human beings can measure another person’s behavior. In fields such as research, psychology, and nursing human behavior is imperative. It’s important in order to discover results or to diagnose a human being. But, how can we measure another person’s behavior? We cannot simply observe him or her and truly know and understand what is occurring in his or her mind. No, we need tools that can help us see and discover human behavior. There are various measurement tools in research that can be used. Additionally, many of these behavior measurement tools can be used interchangeably throughout different fields.

Searching through a behavioral database, you’ll find a plethora of tools you can utilize. However, consider the purpose of your research first. Human behavior is more complex than seeing how a person behaves. Instead, human behavior has many different layers. You can research how an individual responds emotionally to stimuli or a situation (conscious or unconscious). You can also research how an individual reacts to decision making processes during a situation or certain stimuli. Depending on your goals and research, there is a tool in research that will assist you in collecting data and results successfully. In addition, these tools can help those going into the field. They will learn research processes and how to use these tools first hand.

Here are some behavior measurement tools.

Eye Tracking: Some behavior measurement tools are known as biosensor devices. These sensors, in their many, many forms, can successfully measure emotional responses, attention or decision making responses, and actions. Some of these tools can also measure cognitive skills. In terms of eye tracking, this is used with a camera as the tool. It’s an infrared camera to be exact. Yourself, students, or your team will place the infrared camera toward the patient’s eye. The camera will then measure how the pupil dilates, how the eye moves, etc. The behavior results from this tool will show how the patient emotionally reacts to situations (arousal), and how the patient feels.

Facial Expression Analysis: Another form of behavior measurement tools is facial expression analysis. This takes observing a person’s facial expression to another level. As previously mentioned, you cannot truly determine a person’s behavior by looking at his or her face. However, this tool analyzes facial expressions in a way that, as human beings, we cannot. The facial expression analysis utilizes a webcam that is then connected to a computer system. You will place the webcam toward the patient’s face, and the computer algorithms will extract the features on the patient’s face. This will successfully measure a person’s emotionally response to certain stimuli and situations. In fact, a person cannot disguise their emotions will this tool.

EKG Or Electrocardiography: This form of behavior measurement tool is predominantly used in the medical field or the field of nursing. An EKG procedure requires that you place electrodes on the patient’s chest and/or limbs. This tool measures your heart rate. Essentially, the heart rate can determine a person’s emotional response, arousal, and reaction to stress when placed in a given situation.

There are many other tools, these are just some!

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