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Chapter 2

Chapter 2

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Zachariah Campbell

CHAPTER 2 OBSERVING AND RECORDING BEHAVIOR Introduction behavioral assessment measurement of target behavior in behavior modification o fundamental aspect of behavior modification o important reasons measuring BEFORE treatment provides info as to whether treatment is necessary helps you choose the ideal treatment measuring BEFORE and AFTER allows you to determine whether treatment was effective Direct and Indirect Assessment indirect assessmentinvolves interviews, questionnaires and rating scales to obtain info on target behavior from person exhibiting action or from others o direct assessment observes and records target behavior as it occurs o more accurate than indirect method o most research relies on this method Defining the Target Behavior first step in developing a behavior recoding plan o includes active verbs that describe specific behaviors o objective and unambiguous does not use internal states because they are not observable and subjective does not use labels because they are ambiguous (subjective) o interobserver reliability (IOR) when two people independently observe the behavior and record that it occurred www.notesolution.com
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