Measurement, Data Display, and Data-Based Decisions
I HAVE THE PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENT AND WILL ATTACH IT WITH FEED BACK
This assignment is the second component of your Assessment, Intervention Support, and Related Systems project. Before proceeding with the assignment, please review the activities in the Unit 1 studies to refresh your memory on the functions, dimensions, and procedures of measurement and graphic display of behavioral data in applied behavior analysis. For this assignment, you will be assessed on your understanding of the following course competency:
Apply measurement, data display, and data-based decisions to effectively change human behavior.
In your second project component:
Explain the process of measurement you will use to analyze your case study. In your explanation, take into consideration environmental variables, available resources, and behavior of interest relevant to your case study. Remember, applied behavior analysts measure behavior to answer questions about the existence and nature of functional relations between socially significant behavior and environmental variables.
Select an appropriate form of visual display of behavioral data (choose from line graphs, bar graphs, cumulative records, semilogarithmic charts, or scatterplots) from which valid and reliable decisions are best analyzed in your case study. Remember, the visual format you select should depend on the type of raw data you collect from your case study and the primary purpose of its evaluation.
Justify how the selected form of data display will best allow you to make data-based decisions for your case study. Remember, the primary function of graphic displays of behavioral data is to communicate quantitative relations. Take into consideration validity, accuracy, and reliability of data.
How to Organize Your Paper
Use the following subheadings in your paper and format your subheadings in APA style.
Subheading 1: Measurement Process.
Subheading 2: Visual Display.
Subheading 3: Data-Based Decisions.
Other Assignment Requirements
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Use current APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines.
References: At least 3–5 scholarly resources, which should be peer-reviewed journal articles or other scholarly articles written within the past 5 years.
Length of paper: Approximately 5–6 typed, double-spaced pages.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Turnitin report: Submit your paper to Turnitin and include a copy of the report when you submit the assignment.
Please review the Measurement, Data Display, and Data-Based Decisions Scoring Guide to ensure you meet all the grading requirements of this assignment. You should also review the course project information to ensure you have paid attention to all the demands of the project.
Note: Your instructor may also use the APA Writing Feedback Rubric to provide additional feedback on your academic writing. The writing feedback rubric does not affect your assignment grade, but its feedback may factor into the grading criteria, if professional communication and writing is a course competency. Evaluate your own work using this rubric. Refer to the Learner Guide for instructions on viewing instructor feedback.
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