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ERIC Number: EJ877518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Consistent Visual Analyses of Intrasubject Data
Kahng, SungWoo; Chung, Kyong-Mee; Gutshall, Katharine; Pitts, Steven C.; Kao, Joyce; Girolami, Kelli
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v43 n1 p35-45 Spr 2010
Visual inspection of single-case data is the primary method of interpretation of the effects of an independent variable on a dependent variable in applied behavior analysis. The purpose of the current study was to replicate and extend the results of DeProspero and Cohen (1979) by reexamining the consistency of visual analysis across raters. We recruited members of the board of editors and associate editors for the "Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis" to judge graphs on a 100-point scale of experimental control and by providing a dichotomous response (i.e., "yes" or "no" for experimental control). Results showed high interrater agreement across the three types of graphs, suggesting that visual inspection can lead to consistent interpretation of single-case data among well-trained raters. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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