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University of Toronto Scarborough
Zachariah Campbell

CHAPTER 2 OBSERVING AND RECORDING BEHAVIOURBehavioural assessment measurement of the target behaviour in behaviour modificationprovides information that can help you determine whether treatment is necessaryprovide information that helps you choose the best treatment measuring target behaviour before and after treatment allows you to determine if the behaviour changed after the treatment was implementedDirect and indirect assessment Indirect assessment using interviews questionnaires and rating scales to obtain information on the target behaviour Direct assessment a person observes and records the target behaviour as it occurs direct assessment is usually more accurate than indirect assessment bc indirect people can lie or put themselves in the most positive light possibleDefining the target behaviour first step in developing a behaviour recording plan is to define the target behaviour you want to record must include specific behaviours that a person exhibits definitions dont include internal states mad sad angry bc they cant be recorded doesnt include the persons intentions cant label someone Eg a bad sport bc labels are ambiguous They can mean different things to different people Interobserver reliability IOR when 2 people independently observe and record the same behaviour as occurringThe logistics of recording The observer ne
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