Chapter 3: “Selecting and Defining Target Behaviors”
(Examples should not be from the reading)

1. Define and provide examples of indirect assessments.

2. Define and provide examples of direct assessments.

3. Define ecological assessment and list some examples of information obtained in an ecological assessment. Lastly, identify when is it useful to include an ecological assessment.

4. What is reactivity and what should one do to reduce it?

5. What is the relevance of behavior rule?

6. What is a behavioral cusp?

7. What is a pivotal behavior?

8. List and define two types of target behavior definitions.

9. A good definition of a behavior must be objective, clear, and complete. What is meant by each of these?

10. What is social validity?

11. What are Van Houten’s (1979) two suggested approaches to choosing socially valid goals?

Chapter 4: “Measuring Behavior”
(Examples should not be from the reading)

1. Finish this statement. The three levels of scientific knowledge are…

2. Practitioners who do not use measurement are vulnerable to two kinds of mistakes. What are they?

3. List and define the three dimensional quantities of behavior. Provide an example each.

-Measures Based on Repeatability:

4. Define and give an original example of count.

5. Define and given an original example of rate/frequency.

6. Define and give an original example of celeration.

-Measures Based on Temporal Extent:

7. Define and give an original example of duration.

-Measures Based on Temporal Locus:

8. Define and give an original example of response latency.

9. Define and give an original example of interresponse time (IRT).

-Derivative Measures:

10. Define and give an original example of percentage.

11. Define and give an original example of trials-to-criterion.

-Definitional Measures:

12. Define and give an original example of topography.

13. Define and give an original example of magnitude.

-Procedures for Measuring Behavior:

14. Define and list examples of event recording.

15. What are some behaviors that would be useful versus difficult to measure using event recording (and give examples)?

16. Finish this statement: Three forms of time sampling procedures include…

17. Define and give an original example of how whole-interval recording is used, including how the data from whole-interval recording is reported. Does it usually overestimate or underestimate the overall percentage of the observation period?

18. Define and give an original example of how partial-interval recording is used, including how the data from partial-interval recording is reported. Does it usually overestimate or underestimate the overall percentage of the observation period?

19. Define and give an original example of how momentary time sampling is used, including how the data from partial-interval recording is reported. What is an advantage of momentary time sampling? For which types of behaviors is it primarily used for and for which is it not recommended?

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