Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Applied Behavior Analysis: M.S.
Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy
School of Health and Human Services
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Keywords and Subject Headings
autism spectrum disorder, estimation, data collection, classroom, continuous measurement
The purpose of this study was to extend previous research comparing continuous data measurement to estimation data by comparing the two when measuring levels of problem behaviors in an applied group setting with three individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Many previous research studies have evaluated and confirmed the accuracy of momentary time-sampling data collection as compared to partial-interval recording for measuring problem behavior; however, to date, no research studies have evaluated the use of estimation data recording for measuring problem behavior. Estimation data was analyzed further by comparing it to data attained from common (in practice) discontinuous data (i.e., PIR and MTS) intervals. The results indicated that, as compared to continuous measurement, estimation data was moderately accurate and most closely aligned with 5s PIR data.
Griffin, Amanda, "An Evaluation of Estimation Data Collection when Measuring Problem Behavior in a Classroom Setting" (2020). Culminating Projects in Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy. 73.