Flashcards in Improving & Assessing the Quality of Behavioral Management Deck (25)

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## validity

### measurement has____ when it yields data that are directly relevant to the phenomenon measured and the reason for measureing

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## accuracy

### to the extent to which the observed value matches the true state

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## observed value

### the quantitative label produced by measuring an event

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## true value

### a measure obtained by procedures that are independent of and different from the procedures that produced the data. Taken all possible efforts to make sure errors are avoided or removed.

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## measurement bias

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nonrandom measurement error

-error in measurement that is likely to be in one direction

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## reliablility

### measurement procedure yields the same value when brought into repeated contact then the same state of nature

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## direct measurement

### occurs when the phenomenon that is the focus of the experiment in the same as the phenomenon being measured

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## indirect measurement

### occurs when what is actually measured is in some way different from the target BX of interest

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## continuous measurement

### measurement conducted in a manner such that all instances of the response class of interest are detected during an observation

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## discontinous measurement

### any form of measurement in which some instances of the response class of interest may not be detected

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## observer drift

### observes alter, unknowingly the way they apply a measurement system

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## naive observer

### a trained observer who is unaware of the study's purpose and/or the experimental conditions in effect during or given phase or observation period

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## observer reactivity

### measurement error resulting from an observers awareness that others are evaluating the data he reports.

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## calibration

### when measurement error is consistent in direction and value, the data can be adjusted to compensate for the error

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## interobserver agreement (IOA)

### refers to the degree to which 2 or more independent observers report the same observed values after measuring the same events.

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## believability

### consumers judge that the data is trustworthy and deserving of interpretation

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## total count IOA

### expressed by percentage of agreement between the total number of responses recorded by 2 observers and is calculated by dividing the smaller of the counts by the larger count and multiply by 100.

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## mean count- per- interval IOA

### look up formula

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## exact count per interval

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the percentage of total intervals in which 2 observers recorded the same count

look up formula

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## trial by trial IOA

###
more conservative and meaningful

number of trials (items) agreement

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total number of trials (itmes)= X 100

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## total duration IOA

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computed by dividing the shorter of the 2 durations reported by the observers by the longer duration + ,multiply by 100

shorter

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longer durations x 100=

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## mean duration per occurrence IOA

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conservative and usually more meaningful assessment of IOA

look up formula

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## interval by interval IOA

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primary observer's record for each interval is matched to the secondary observers record for the same interval

number of interval agreed

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# of intervals agree =# of intervals disagreed x 100

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## scored interval IOA

### only intervals in which either or both observers recorded the occurrence of the target behavior are used when calculating

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