Ph.D, University of Texas at Austin, 1973
Running throughout my work is a concern with social interaction: how it is observed, how it is described, and how it is analyzed.
With Lauren B. Adamson I have observed and continue to observe infants and toddlers interacting with their mothers to study how such infants communicate—and how joint attention is transformed—before and as formal language is acquired in typically developing toddlers and toddlers with autism and Down Syndrome.
With Vicenç Quera (University of Barcelona, Spain) I have written a book, Sequential Anaysis and Observational Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (Fall 2011, see right) as well as articles, an earlier book, and computer programs that describe general approaches and specific analytic strategies for the sequential analysis of systematic observational data.
And with John M. Gottman (University of Washington) I wrote an earlier book (1997) explaining procedural and analytic strategies for observational studies in general.
I have also worked with a number of colleagues to analyze archives of interview, self-report, medical, and other data, primarily related to health: with John Peterson (GSU) to analyze effects of stress, coping, and HIV status in African American gay, bisexual, and heterosexual men; with Mary Ann Romski (Dept. of Communication, GSU) to study augmented language intervention for toddlers; with Marianne Celano (Emory University School of Medicine) to study factors affecting interventions with asthmatic children; with Claire Coles (Emory University School of Medicine) to analyze effects of maternal drug and tobacco use during pregnancy on preterm and fullterm infants; and with Julia Perilla (GSU) to analyze effect of domestic violence among Latino couples.
Finally, with Josephine V. Brown I have observed preterm and fullterm infants and mothers interacting and have studied effects of early interaction patterns on their subsequent development.
For additional details, see my curriculum vitae.
Representative Recent Publications
Bakeman, R., & Quera, V. (2012). Behavioral observation. In H. Cooper (Ed.-in-Chief), P. Camic, D. Long, A. Panter, D. Rindskopf, & K. J. Sher (Assoc. Eds.), APA handbooks in psychology: Vol. 1. APA handbook of research methods in psychology: Psychological research: Foundations, planning, methods, and psychometrics. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Bakeman, R., & Quera, V. (2011). Sequential analysis and observational methods for the behavioral sciences. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Bakeman, R., Quera, V., & Gnisci A. (2009). Observer agreement for timed-event sequential data: A comparison of time-based and event-based algorithms. Behavior Research Methods, 41, 137–147. doi:10.3758/BRM.41.1.137
Quera, V., Bakeman, R., & Gnisci, A. (2007). Observer agreement for event sequences: Methods and software for sequence alignment and reliability estimates. Behavior Research Methods, 39, 39-49.
Bakeman, R. (2006). The practical importance of findings. In K. McCartney, M. R. Burchinal, & K. L. Bub (Eds.), Best Practices in Quantitative Methods for Developmentalists (pp. 127-145). Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 71(3, Serial No. 285).
Bakeman, R. (2005). Recommended Effect Size Statistics for Repeated Measures Designs. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, 37, 379-384 .
Parrott, D.J., Peterson, J.L., & Bakeman, R. (2011). Determinants of aggression toward sexual minorities in a community sample. Psychology of Violence, 1, 41–52.
Adamson, L. B., Deckner, D. F., & Bakeman, R. (2010). Early interests and joint engagement in typical development, autism, and Down syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40, 665–676. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0914-1
Celano, M. P., Linzer, J. F., Sr., Demi, A., Bakeman, R., Smith, C. O., Croft, S., & Kobrynski, L. J. (2010). Treatment adherence among low-income, African American children with persistent asthma. Journal of Asthma, 47, 317–322. doi: 10.3109/02770900903580850
Parrott, D. J., Gallagher, K. E., Vincent, W., & Bakeman, R. (2010).The link between alcohol use and aggression toward sexual minorities: An event-based analysis. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24, 516–521.
Romski, M. A., Sevcik, R., Adamson, L. B., Cheslock, M., Smith, A., Barker, R. M., & Bakeman, R. (2010). Randomized comparison of augmented and non-augmented language interventions for toddlers with developmental delays and their parents. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53, 350–364. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2009/08-0156)
Adamson, L. B., Bakeman, R., Deckner, D. F., & Romski, M. A. (2009). Joint engagement and the emergence of language in children with autism and Down syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, 84–96. doi: 10.1007/s10803-008-0601-7
Brown, J. V., Bakeman, R., Sampers, J. S., Korner, A. F., Constantinou, J. C., & Anand, K. J. S. (2008). Comparison at 32–37 weeks post conception of infants born 1983–1989 and 1995–2004 on the Neurobehavioral Assessment of the Preterm Infant (NAPI). Infancy, 13, 393–409.
Camras, L. A., Oster, H., Bakeman, R., Meng, Z., Ujiie, T., & Campos, J. J. (2007). Do infants show distinct negative facial expressions for different negative emotions? Emotional Expression in European-American, Chinese, and Japanese Infants. Infancy, 11, 131-55.
Millett, G. A., Flores, S. A., Peterson, J. L., & Bakeman R. (2007). Explaining disparities in HIV infection among black and white men who have sex with men: A meta-analysis of HIV risk behaviors. AIDS, 21,2083-2091.