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Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Book Notes

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Zachariah Campbell

Chapter 2: Observation and Recording behavior One of the most important things to behavior modification is to measure the behavior that is targeted for change. Behavioral assessment: It is the measurement of the target behavior There are two types of assessments: 1. Indirect assessment: o Involves using interviews, questionnaires and rating scales to obtain information on the target behavior from the person exhibiting the behavior or from others. 2. Direct assessment o A person observes and records the target behavior as it occurs. Direct assessment is more accurate than indirect assessment because in direct the person is trained to look for a particular behavior. Steps needed for behavior recording plan: 1. Defining the target behavior 2. Determining the logistics of recording 3. Choosing a recording method 4. Choosing a recording instrument. Defining the target: When defining the target you need to have IOR: Interobserver reliability: When two or more people independently observe the same behavior and both record that their behavior occurred. It is IOR. The logistics of recording: www.notesolution.com
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