Behavior and Sequential Analyses: Principles and Practice

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SAGE, Jan 15, 2003 - Psychology - 359 pages
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Behavior and Sequential Analyses: Principles and Practice provides a step-by-step approach to such computer-facilitated behavior analysis research and evaluation procedures. Tom Sharpe and John Koperwas emphasize methods designed to collect and analyze both the multiple characteristics of behaviors and events of interest and the time-based or sequential characteristics of behavior and event relationships. Intended for an interdisciplinary audience, this is the only text to guide readers through development and implementation of technologically supported multiple-event, multiple measure, discrete and sequential analysis of behavior.

 

Developed as an introductory to intermediate level methodology text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in social and behavioral sciences and education, Behavior and Sequential Analyses: Principles and Practice is also a unique and indispensable reference for the experienced researcher.

 

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Contents

A Behavior and Sequential Analyses Primer
43
An Interbehavioral MultiEvent Perspective
73
CONSTRUCTING OBSERVATIONAL SYSTEMS
117
Interdisciplinary Examples and Illustrations
141
Reliability and Staff Training
173
RECORDING TACTICS
197
Constructing an Appropriate Research Design
225
Analyzing Observational Data
259
APPLICATION
295
Sequential Analysis Formulae
317
Behavior Evaluation
325
References
331
Author Index
345
Subject Index
351
About the Authors
359
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Tom Sharpe teaches at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He draws from varied experiences and settings: teaching at public and private schools, coaching, and education and social science work at Research Institutions. Trained at a leading behavior analysis program (West Virginia University), he has pursued academic work in observational methods as applied to education and the social sciences and in related computer-based tool development. He has authored over 75 refereed articles and book chapters and additionally contributes to the principles and practice of applied behavior analysis through conference and workshop presentations and consulting activities. 

John Koperwas has been a practicing software developer for the past decade. After developing a variety of real-time software and hardware systems, John went into research and development partnership with Tom Sharpe and founded Educational Consulting, Inc. He serves clients worldwide ranging from teacher education programs to medical rehabilitation clinics to public school districts and special education and activity-based outreach centers all interested in the continuing development and use of the computer tools and related information offered through Educational Consulting, Inc. 

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