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A comparison of momentary time sampling and partial-interval recording for evaluating functional relations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17970263     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In the current study, momentary time sampling (MTS) and partial-interval recording (PIR) were compared to continuous-duration recording of stereotypy and to the frequency of self-injury during a treatment analysis to determine whether the recording method affected data interpretation. Five previously conducted treatment analysis data sets were analyzed by creating separate graphic displays for each measurement method (duration or frequency, MTS, and PIR). An expert panel interview and structured criterion visual inspection were used to evaluate treatment effects across measurement methods. Results showed that treatment analysis interpretations based on both discontinuous recording methods often matched those based on frequency or duration recording; however, interpretations based on MTS were slightly more likely to match those based on duration and those based on PIR were slightly more likely to match those based on frequency.
Authors:
Maeve G Meany-Daboul; Eileen M Roscoe; Jason C Bourret; William H Ahearn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied behavior analysis     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0021-8855     ISO Abbreviation:  J Appl Behav Anal     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-31     Completed Date:  2008-01-18     Revised Date:  2010-09-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0174763     Medline TA:  J Appl Behav Anal     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  501-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
New England Center for Children, Southboro, MA 01772, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Autistic Disorder / epidemiology
Child
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Documentation / methods*
Female
Humans
Male
Observer Variation
Sampling Studies
Stereotypic Movement Disorder / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Time Factors
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