From FABA 2017
#78 Measurement Practices: Past, Present, and Future
Chair: MEGAN MILLER (Navigation Behavioral Consulting)
Measurement has played a critical role in the shaping and funding of the science of behavior, behavior analysis. Skinner's measurement instrument, the cumulative recorder, and subsequent cumulative records provided a direct visual representation of real-time behavior. As behavior analysis grew from its laboratory roots, many changes have occurred in measurement practices. The rapid expansion of technology will further impact how behavior analysts measure, analyze, and communicate behavior change. The panel will discuss the good, and not so good, measurement practices of the past, present and future.
RICHARD KUBINA (Penn State University)
JULIE VARGAS (BF Skinner Foundation)
PATRICK MCGREEVY (Patrick McGreevy, Ph.D., PA)
EB BLAKELY (Quest, Inc)
Rick Kubina, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is Director of Research at CentralReach, cofounder of Chartlytics, Professor of Special Education at Penn State University, and author of The Precision Teaching Book.
Rick taught special education in a private schools specializing in post acute brain trauma rehabilitation for three years. During his doctoral program, Rick worked as a graduate teaching assistant for the Great Lakes Regional Resource Center. He was the editor of the Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration and is the author of many publications.