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BASIC INFORMATION

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Topic Code (TOPIC)

The TOPIC CODE is a two-category code designed to identify the content in conversation between same sex peers, which is predictive of antisocial behavior. It is a form of discourse analysis that focuses on talk and behavior which contain any symbolic content of "rule breaking" as identified by community standards. The TOPIC CODE is designed to be coded in real time by personal computer. (This is version 3)

Charlotte Winter
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Contact

Tom Dishion, Ph. D.
195 W 12th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
dishion@uoregon.edu

Citation and Copyright

Peterson, J., Piehler, T., & Dishion, T. J. (2006) The Norm Topic Code: A System for Coding Topics and Reactions in Friendship Dyads (TOPIC). Unpublished coding manual, Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

Instrument

N/A

Assessment Modality

Respondent

Instrument Details

teen friend dyads
English
N/A

Publications & Presentations

Dishion, T. J., Spracklen, K. M., Andrews, D. W., & Patterson, G. R. (1996). Deviancy training in male adolescent friendships. Behavior Therapy, 27, 373-390.

Manual

see manual file 1

Psychometric Properties

Psychometrics for Topic Code (TOPIC) - Charlotte Winter
Psychometrics for Topic Code (TOPIC) - Charlotte Winter