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1 VISUAL ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENT Brittany Pierre SPCE 630: Research Methods for Behavior Analysis Dr. Geetika Agarwal November 6, 2021
2 VISUAL ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENT 1. Determine if the graphs are accurately constructed. Review each of the graphs for equal and appropriate scaling of axes and to identify data series, conditions, representation of time, and unit of analysis (e.g., participant, behavior, context). Explain your findings. (2 points) The Y and X axis scaling within the findings are appropriate. With the X axis showcasing 100 percent and the Y axis showcasing the length of sessions performed. All conditions are adequately labeled. The representation of session length and percentage of disruptive behavior are all labeled correctly. 2. Examine research questions for the predicted pattern(s) of change in dependent variables. You should identify the research question, make a hypothesis (i.e., Is the behavior expected to increase or decrease when the intervention is implemented?), and make a prediction for each graph using baseline logic. Explain your findings. (2 points) When examining the research question and the predicted pattern of change is that the behavior will continue to decrease in Classrooms 1,2, and 4 when the intervention is continually implemented. In Classroom 1 the percentage of disruptive behavior is much lower than when taking baseline data. In Classroom 2 there are multiple instances of variability between percentages when taking baseline data, but after intervention a decrease in percentage was shown. In Classroom 3, the data seems to be already low percentage of disruption in baseline and playing the "Good Behavior Game" might be causing more disruptive behaviors. In Classroom 4, there is a decrease in the instances of disruptive behaviors after implementing intervention.
3 VISUAL ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENT 3. Review the number of data points per condition. Evaluation data stability within condition and determine if there is an adequate amount of data to establish a predictable pattern in each condition for each participant. (2 points) a. If yes, proceed to step 4. Explain your findings. b. If no due to high variability in a baseline condition that is hypothesized to stabilize with the introduction of the independent variable, proceed to Step 4. Explain your findings. c. If no because variability precludes identifying a predictable pattern of behavior within more than one condition, or precludes evaluation of behavior change across adjacent conditions, discontinue visual analysis, and explain why experimental control cannot be established. In Classroom 1, there is enough data to establish a predictable pattern in each condition for each participant. When analyzing the level within the baseline condition 1 and 2 it is considered high when compared to both intervention conditions which is low. The trend within the baseline phase 1 is accelerating, in baseline phase 2 it decreases and accelerates again. When observing intervention condition 1 the data accelerates then slightly decelerates. In intervention condition 2 the data does the same. There is also low variability when looking at baseline conditions and intervention conditions. In Classroom 2, when taking baseline data there is high variability within baseline conditions. When analyzing level in baseline phase 1 it is considered to have variability in levels. In baseline phase 2 the level is low with low variability. Both intervention phase levels can be analyzed to be
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