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Distribution of Reported Durations of Behavior in Applied Behavioral Research

Sharp, R.A. and Mudford, O.C. (2015) Distribution of Reported Durations of Behavior in Applied Behavioral Research. Behavioral Interventions, 30 (4). pp. 352-363. DOI: 10.1002/bin.1417

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Abstract

Duration is a commonly measured dimension of behavior in behavioral research and clinical practice. An approach to studies of measurement in behavior analysis is to simulate streams of behavior from which samples can be extracted. It is therefore important to establish a typical range and distribution of behavioral durations on which simulated behavioral data should be based. We conducted an analysis of behavioral durations reported in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis between 2008 and 2012. The range and distribution of data points across different durations will be presented, as well as an analysis of the reliability of the software used to measure each data point.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Health and Behavioural Sciences > School of Psychology
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 04:26
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 04:26
ISSN: 1072-0847
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/5887
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1002/bin.1417
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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