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University of Toronto Scarborough
Zachariah Campbell

Chapter 3: Graphing Behavior & Measurement Change Graph: visual representation of the occurrence of a behavior over time is efficient way to view occurrence of behavior during many observation period o Analyst use to identify the the level of behavior before, during and after treatment begins thus, can document changes in behavior during treatment & make decision about continued use of treatment o Before treatment Baseline o Long period after treatment has been implemented follow up period Components of a Graph In typical behavior modification graph: time and behavior are two variables tell 2 info: at what time behavior was recorded & the level of behavior o Time indicated on horizontal axis : x-axis Abscissa o Level of behavior indicated on vertical axis: y-axis Ordinate 6 components are necessary for a graph to be complete o Y & X- axis : on most graph, x is longer than y- axis usually one to two times o Labels for Y&X-axis Y usually tell you behavior & dimension of the behavior recorded X usually tell you the unit of time the behavior was recorded at o The number of the Y &X-axis should have a hash mark on axiss to corresponds to each of the number Y: indicate the units of measurement of behavior X: units of measurement of time o Data points should be plotted correctly to indicate the level of behavior that occurred at each particular time period Info comes from data sheet or other behavior recording instrument & data is connected to adjacent data point by a line www.notesolution.com
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