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Behavior and Sequential Analyses: Principles and Practice

by Thomas Sharpe and John Koperwas SAGE Publications, Inc
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Modern computer-based data collection and analysis techniques have given researchers unprecedented ability to collect, analyze, and visually represent complex, multi-event configurations of behavior interaction, yet most applied behavior analysis textbooks have failed to embrace the many significant technological advances.

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.

Designed for highly interactive applied settings, this user-friendly volume includes

Procedures for observation system construction
Data recording methods and research design types
Visual and statistical data analysis procedures
Recommended research, evaluation, and instructional applications for psychology, education, and other social science settings
Suggestions for reliability and treatment fidelity issues
References to technological innovations including the BEST and BESTPCC data collection and analysis software package
Behavior and Sequential Analyses presents a comprehensive summary of applied behavior analysis methods and introduces numerous up-to-date systems and sequential methodologies. To facilitate student learning, the authors include lists of key terms, study guide questions, practical illustrations, and important references.

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 is also a unique and indispensable reference for the experienced researcher.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS DEDICATION FOREWORD BY TOM SHARPE PART I: BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS: HISTORY AND INTRODUCTION CHAPTER ONE: History and Evolution Terms and Study Guide A Brief History of Behavior Analysis Science as a Direct Observation, Descriptive En

"I think the author did a very thoughtful, informed analysis and presentation of his view of research methodology."

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.