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Constructing a Coding Scheme
Constructing a coding scheme

The worth of a scientific system lies in its “usefulness and economy.”

— Skinner (1983, p. 127)

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

Coding schemeClarity
Treatment fidelity or treatment integrityComplete
Operational definitions
Mutually exclusive
Study Guide
  • Explain the difference in direct observation purposes in relation to the terms demonstration and understanding as explained by Morris (1992).
  • Discuss some of the benefits of using an observation system focused on the sequential relationships of behaviors of interest.
  • List and explain some of the important defining purposes in constructing an observation system for evaluation and research activity.
  • Describe the three basic structural decisions that are necessary to the construction of an ...

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