Rates of responding measured by continuous recording in applied behavioral research

Mudford, Oliver C., Locke, Janine M. and Jeffrey, Kylie (2011) Rates of responding measured by continuous recording in applied behavioral research. Behavioral Interventions, 26 1: 41-49. doi:10.1002/bin.323


Author Mudford, Oliver C.
Locke, Janine M.
Jeffrey, Kylie
Title Rates of responding measured by continuous recording in applied behavioral research
Journal name Behavioral Interventions   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1072-0847
1099-078X
Publication date 2011-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/bin.323
Open Access Status
Volume 26
Issue 1
Start page 41
End page 49
Total pages 9
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Subject 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
3203 Clinical Psychology
Formatted abstract
There is no published source that can inform behavioral measurement research about typical response rates measured by continuous recording in applied behavior analysis. The present study was designed to determine the distribution of data on rate of responding reported across a recent 10-volume (1998-2007) sample of research articles from the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Rate of responding was measured for 20 553 datapoints in 360 sets of data (one participant in one graph) presented in 60 research articles. The majority of datapoints showed response rates of less than 1.0 response per minute, with 28.3% at zero. The highest rate reported was 104.5 responses per minute. The maximum response rate in datasets was more than 1.0 response per minute in 96.7% of datasets, indicating that continuous recording has been employed in research in which a relatively high rate of responding was recorded at some time during the study. The data from this report will assist researchers to determine empirically the representativeness of response rates in studies of measurement in applied behavior analysis.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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