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What are three purposes of graphs?

Communicate the data
Assess data correctly
I/D- IV/DV: Shows how IV and DV are realted

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What are five types of graphs in ABA?

Line
Bar
Scatter plots
Cumulative Record
Scemilograrthighmic- Standard Celeration

3

Equal Interval Graphs are AKA

Arithmetic Charts, Add-Subtract charts

4

What is an equal interval graph?

The intervals are all equal

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What are four types of equal interval graphs?

scatterplot, line, bar and cumulative record

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What are non-equal interval charts?

Standard Celeration.

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Line graphs are AKA

Frequency Polygons

8

What are the most common graphs in ABA?

Line graphs

9

When should you use a line graph?

When you want the data to effectivley communicate data the is scaled along some dimension

10

What are the seven parts of a line graph?

Horizontal axis
Vertical axis
Condition change lines
Condition labels
Data points
Data path
Figure Caption

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When are times that data points should NOT be connected?

When there has been a break in time, but no data collected. Across phase change lines, Follow up, post check data.

12

Bar graphs are AKA

Histograms

13

What is a Cartesian Plane?

2- dimensional area formed by 2 perpendicular lines that intersect

14

When do you use bar graphs?

When you want to represent data that are not related to one another.

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What is a downside of bar graphs?

They do not allow for the analysis of variability and trend . They can also not be used with time

16

Who developed the Cumulative record?

BF Skinner, 1957

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What is a cumulative record?

Keep adding on responses, it never goes down in trend. They are generally used for rate or frequency

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What are two types of cumulative Record?

1. Overall Response Rate
2. Local Response Rate

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What is Overall Response Rate Cumulative Record?

An average rate of response over a given time period.

Divide the total number of responses recorded by the number of observation periods.

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What is Local Response Rate Cumulative Record?

Rate of response during a time smaller than than for which an overall response rate has been given.

21

What is a semilogarithmic graph?

Graphs in which ONE axis is scaled proportionally

22

Why would you use standard celebration?

When you are looking at rate of responding.

23

What do data points look like in a scatter plot?

Not connected

24

How should you display your data, graphically speaking?

In the most valid way possible. You need to display your data in a way that appropriately represents the behavior and the data.

25

What are the three fundamental properties of behavior change?

Level, trend and variability

26

What is the level of a graph?

It is depicted as flat or level line in a graph.
Value on the vertical axis.

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What does a change in level mean?

The datas average value changes

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How do you find the level?

Examine the mean, median and range.

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What is the mean level line?

A horizontal line drawn through the data points on the vertical axis which is the average or mean of the data.

30

What is the median level line?

Horizontal line drawn through the data points on the vertical axis. Calculate the median of the data points.

Better option than mean level line if you have outliers

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What is trend?

The overall direction of the data. It can increase, decrease, zero. It can be gradual or steep. It is a straight line through the middle of the data.

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How do you make a trend line?

Count, divide, mid rate, mid date, quarter and split

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What is variability in a graph?

The bounce