Sarah Ann Taylor is now at Odyssey House, Auckland, New Zealand.
CONTINUOUS RECORDING AND INTEROBSERVER AGREEMENT ALGORITHMS REPORTED IN THE JOURNAL OF APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (1995–2005)
Article first published online: 27 FEB 2013
2009 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume 42, Issue 1, pages 165–169, Spring 2009
How to Cite
Mudford, O. C., Taylor, S. A. and Martin, N. T. (2009), CONTINUOUS RECORDING AND INTEROBSERVER AGREEMENT ALGORITHMS REPORTED IN THE JOURNAL OF APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (1995–2005). Jnl of Applied Behav Analysis, 42: 165–169. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-165
- Issue published online: 27 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 27 FEB 2013
- Received January 18, 2007; Final acceptance January 25, 2008
- continuous recording;
- interobserver agreement;
- observational data;
- recording and measurement
We reviewed all research articles in 10 recent volumes of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA): Vol. 28(3), 1995, through Vol. 38(2), 2005. Continuous recording was used in the majority (55%) of the 168 articles reporting data on free-operant human behaviors. Three methods for reporting interobserver agreement (exact agreement, block-by-block agreement, and time-window analysis) were employed in more than 10 of the articles that reported continuous recording. Having identified these currently popular agreement computation algorithms, we explain them to assist researchers, software writers, and other consumers of JABA articles.