Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


30th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2004

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Workshop #W71
CE Offered: None
Using Microsoft Excel to Monitor and Graph Behavior Data
Saturday, May 29, 2004
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: John J. Pokrzywinski, Ed.D.
JOHN J. POKRZYWINSKI (West Tennessee Regional Office and Columbus Organization)
Description: Behavior analysts devote a great amount of time to the production of graphs. There are a variety of commercial computer software packages on the market that can be used to create graphs; however, they tend to be relatively expensive, and may vary in their degree of user friendliness. This workshop provides instruction in the use of templates for graphing data using Microsoft Excel. The workshop content will include: an introduction to basic Excel procedures, the use of these templates, how to modify them, and references to other sources that describe the use of Microsoft Excel to produce reversal, multiple baseline, and multi-element graphs (among others) that conform to many of the technical recommendations for publication in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Participants are invited to bring laptop computers with them to the workshop.
Learning Objectives: At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to use Microsoft Excel to: Navigate the basic functions of Excel required to create graphs. Use customized templates to create Excel workbooks to track behaviors. Modify Excel graphing properties to customize reports. Create behavior graphs in different configurations, print them, and insert them into other documents.
Activities: Lecture will accompany a PowerPoint presentation. Each participant will receive a disk with the behavior tracking templates, an instruction manual, and supporting materials. Participants who bring their own laptop computers may install the templates during the workshop.
Audience: Everyone who is interested in learning easy and flexible ways of tracking and graphing behavior data. Participants do not need prior experience with Excel. However, some familiarity with spreadsheets would be beneficial.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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