Explains in objective and behavioral terms why there are spikes in the graphs (both high and low) both before and after the treatment is applied.

Reference to be used:

Title: Applied Behavior Analysis

Author: Cooper, J., Heron, T., & Heward, W.

ISBN: 978-0-13-142113-4

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Calkin, A. (2005). Precision teaching: the standard celeration charts. The Behavior Analyst Today, 6(4), p.207-213.

Part 1 (3pgs)

Describes in detail the specific behaviors being observed in both subjects A & B, in clear, specific, objective, and observable terms that an ABA professional would use.

Labels the X and Y axes appropriately.

Explains in objective and behavioral terms why there are spikes in the graphs (both high and low) both before and after the treatment is applied. Describes what can account for these spikes with specific details from each case in your examples.

Explains why the graphed “after” data is a saw tooth pattern for both subjects, and whether or not this means that the treatment being applied is effective, as well as when a smooth straight line is to be expected, and why. Provides supporting evidence and references to the text or other scholarly sources to support their ideas.

With regard to both subjects, the student describes whether or not an ABA professional would we want to see the “after” half of the grid elevated, and if is it a good thing to have the behavior graphed at higher levels than the pre-treatment phase, and why. Supporting evidence and references to the text or other scholarly sources are provided to support the answer given.

For subject A, discusses why it is unlikely that the y graph represents a percentage.

For subject B, provides a clear discussion of what could account for the missing data during baseline, and explains whether or not the missing data would significantly affect the interpretation of the behavior. In addition, provides a discussion of whether or not it would be appropriate for the ABA professional to discard all of the recorded data and start over because owing to the missing data. Provides supporting evidence and references to the text or other scholarly sources to support this rationale.

Style and Mechanics: Clear and logical organization; paragraphs and sentences are well developed. Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation APA Style: Formatted correctly using APA style. Provides references to support conclusions. Paraphrased correctly and accurately; direct quotes used minimally

Part 2 (2pgs) Please attach articles

Select a scholarly peer-reviewed article that uses applied behavior analysis and has a chart or graph to visually communicate the data (graphs and charts are often found in the results section of articles). Important: attach the article to your post so everyone can see the visuals you discuss. Discuss at least one weakness and strength of the graph or chart, and how the data were presented to the reader. How would you improve this chart or graph to better present the data? What are some benefits and limitations of presenting behavioral data visually?

Select a different research that uses applied behavior analysis. This time, find an article that should have a chart or graph but does not or an article where the charts/graphs have a lot of room for improvement. Interpret the data, evaluate possible ways to show the data, and discuss the graph or chart you would create to show (or better show) the data. Important: attach the article

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