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“Sharpe and Koperwas provide a methodological framework that objectifies the complexity of behavior. This book's quantitative and multiple-event approach to data collection and analysis is essential for effective descriptions and explanations of the behavior of humans and nonhumans. Of particular note is the multidisciplinary applicability of the methodology and that the methods can be used by basic, applied, and clinical researchers. Human service providers are being increasingly pressured to take objective measures; practitioners should find much in this book to help them satisfactorily meet these demands. The authors' sensitivity to clarity of presentation makes the book an excellent primary or supplementary text for any course in behavior methodology.”

-- Dennis J. Delprato, Eastern Michigan University

“I think the author did a very thoughtful, informed analysis and presentation ...

A Behavior and Sequential Analyses Primer
A behavior and sequential analyses primer

In language, clarity is everything.

Confucius (cited in Titus, Smith, & Nolan, 1986, p. 495)

“Then you should say what you mean,” the March Hare went on.

“I do,” Alice hastily replied; “at least—at least I mean what I say—that's the same thing, you know.”

“Not the same thing a bit!” said the Hatter. “Why, you might just as well say that ‘I see what I eat’ is the same thing as ‘I eat what I see’!”

— Carroll (1946, p. 78)

After reading this chapter, you should be able to define the following terms and provide the information requested in the study guide below.

TERMS
General principles (as contained in the terms list in Table 2.1)Objectivity
Therapeutic criterion
Sequential behavior analysis
Specific procedures (as ...
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