Consistent visual analyses of intrasubject data

Sung Woo Kahng, Kyong Mee Chung, Katharine Gutshall, Steven C. Pitts, Joyce Kao, Kelli Girolami

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Abstract

Visual inspection of single-case data is the primary method of interpretation of the effects of an independent variable on a dependent variable in applied behavior analysis. The purpose of the current study was to replicate and extend the results of DeProspero and Cohen (1979) by reexamining the consistency of visual analysis across raters. We recruited members of the board of editors and associate editors for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis to judge graphs on a 100-point scale of experimental control and by providing a dichotomous response (i.e., ''yes'' or ''no'' for experimental control). Results showed high interrater agreement across the three types of graphs, suggesting that visual inspection can lead to consistent interpretation of single-case data among well-trained raters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-45
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume43
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Mar 2010

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Keywords

  • Data analysis
  • Single-case design
  • Visual inspection

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  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Philosophy

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Kahng, S. W., Chung, K. M., Gutshall, K., Pitts, S. C., Kao, J., & Girolami, K. (2010). Consistent visual analyses of intrasubject data. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43(1), 35-45. https://doi.org/10.1901/jaba.2010.43-35

Consistent visual analyses of intrasubject data. / Kahng, Sung Woo; Chung, Kyong Mee; Gutshall, Katharine; Pitts, Steven C.; Kao, Joyce; Girolami, Kelli.

In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Vol. 43, No. 1, 03.2010, p. 35-45.

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Kahng, SW, Chung, KM, Gutshall, K, Pitts, SC, Kao, J & Girolami, K 2010, 'Consistent visual analyses of intrasubject data', Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 35-45. https://doi.org/10.1901/jaba.2010.43-35
Kahng SW, Chung KM, Gutshall K, Pitts SC, Kao J, Girolami K. Consistent visual analyses of intrasubject data. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 2010 Mar;43(1):35-45. https://doi.org/10.1901/jaba.2010.43-35
Kahng, Sung Woo ; Chung, Kyong Mee ; Gutshall, Katharine ; Pitts, Steven C. ; Kao, Joyce ; Girolami, Kelli. / Consistent visual analyses of intrasubject data. In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 2010 ; Vol. 43, No. 1. pp. 35-45.
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