Episode 61 - Discontinuous Data Systems w/ Dr. Mary-Katherine Carey

STOP! Before you start using that discontinuous data sampling system in your program, listen to special guest, Dr. Mary-Katherine Carey, join us for a discussion of its pros and cons.  We'll review previous and recent research to determine whether discontinuous data systems really do save a lot of time, whether sampling data can ruin student programming, and whether you can get a scientific study done in a month.  Don't worry: We find some time to act all silly and go off on irrelevant tangents too.

Articles discussed this episode:

Cummings, A.R. & Carr, J.E.  (2009).  Evaluating progress in behavioral programs for children with autism spectrum disorders via continuous and discontinuous measurement.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 52-71.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-57

Carey, M.K. & Bourret, J.C.  (2014).  Effects of data sampling on graphical depictions of learning.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 749-764.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.153

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

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Ever sit down to take data and, as you're writing down all those pluses and minuses, tell yourself, "There's got to be a better way"? Well, I've got some good news and some bad news for you! Next week, we're talking with the newly-minted Dr. Carey about discontinuous data systems and the good, the bad, and the ugly about their use.  But first, an errata chock full of excellent emails and a brief discussion of upstate New York over-the-air broadcasts.  And Rob shares a geek fact.

Articles for next episode:

Cummings, A.R. & Carr, J.E.  (2009).  Evaluating progress in behavioral programs for children with autism spectrum disorders via continuous and discontinuous measurement.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 52-71.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-57

Carey, M.K. & Bourret, J.C.  (2014).  Effects of data sampling on graphical depictions of learning.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 749-764.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.153

Episode 17 - Ethics in Data Collection

If you think you're a pro at tracking behavior, this week's episode may be a cue to reflect on just how easy it is to collect bad data. We're joined by special guest Dr. Amanda Karsten to discuss the ethics of taking good data as behavior analysts.  Dr. Karsten reviews some great tips on how to go from data squirrel to data hero as well as some practical suggestions to get you using data ethically today! Plus, Diana shares a quiz to find out what kind of data you are and Jackie plugs her new ABA Christmas album.  Rob sits in shock at the stark realization that he only uses data for evil.  And for folks applying for continuing education credits, this episode counts towards 1 Ethics CE.

Articles discussed this episode:

LeBlanc, L.A., Raetz, P.B., Sellers, T.P., & Carr, J.E.  (2016).  A proposed model for selecting measurement procedures for the assessment and treatment of problem behavior.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 77-83. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0063-2

Vollmer, T.R., Sloman, K.N., & St. Peter Pipkin, C.  (2008).  Practical implications of data reliability and treatment integrity monitoring.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1, 4-11.  

Carey, M.K. & Bourret, J.C.  (2014).  Effects of data sampling on graphical depictions of learning.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analylsis, 47, 749-764.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.153

This episode provides 1 ETHICS CE.  

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

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Behavior analysts collect so much data, yet we don't always think about why.  Are there ethical standards which we should take into account with our data collection procedures? Dr. Amanda Karsten sure thinks so and she'll be joining us on next week's episode to provide some great tips on how to take ethical data.

And in Errata we continue the debate between whether BCBAs should be more warm and fuzzy or more clinical-sounding.  Plus, Mr. Rogers versus Mr. Dress Up.

Articles for next week:

LeBlanc, L.A., Raetz, P.B., Sellers, T.P., & Carr, J.E.  (2016).  A proposed model for selecting measurement procedures for the assessment and treatment of problem behavior.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 77-83. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0063-2

Vollmer, T.R., Sloman, K.N., & St. Peter Pipkin, C.  (2008).  Practical implications of data reliability and treatment integrity monitoring.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1, 4-11.  

Carey, M.K. & Bourret, J.C.  (2014).  Effects of data sampling on graphical depictions of learning.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analylsis, 47, 749-764.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.153