|Technology Based Data Collection Tools: Creation and Implementation|
|Friday, May 28, 2010|
|6:00 PM–9:00 PM |
|Presidio A (Grand Hyatt)|
|Area: DDA/EAB; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis|
|CE Instructor: Melissa Andretta, M.S.|
|CHERYL K. BROWN (Willamette University), JOHN TENNY (Willamette University)|
|Description: This workshops will involve hands-on exploration of the process of creating data-collection tools, gathering data, and generating a variety of reports using the eCOVE Observation Software. This software is used in schools across the US and beyond, and special educators using K-12 student records of behaviors and interventions designed the special education edition. It includes 25 frequency and duration data-collection tools, and through the use of five templates has the ability to custom create unlimited data-collection tools.
Data can be collected on any observable behavior either individually or in a group setting, with the ability to disaggregate the data based on observee demographics. Observations are stored in a local database for recall and analysis.
Reports can be generated on individual observations or observations over time. The reports can be of a single person or a group for a single observation; or a comparison of individuals, an individual to a matching demographic group, or two demographic groups. Reports can be printed, saved, exported, and can include a time stamp for each button (incident of behavior) clicked with interval between clicks.
For full participation, laptop (Mac or Windows) or Netbook computers are highly recommended.|
|Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to do the following:
1. operate the eCOVE Observation Software;
2. create tools using the five templates;
3. import observees, set up observation rooms, and gather data on multiple individuals using multiple data-collection tools;
4. generate reports using the five report types of individuals and groups from single observations and observations over time.|
|Activities: No purchase is required for this workshop; software (trial version) will be provided to all attendees along with a printed manual and handouts.
The workshop activities will include hands-on, guided interactive exploration of the software features; data collection using video of K-12 students; discussion of interobserver reliability; practice developing new tools using the five templates, individually and in small groups; generation and discussion of reports of data collected; and small group discussion of the benefits and limitations of using technology in data-collection.|
|Audience: Anyone who observes human behavior, anyone who teaches others about observing human behavior, and researchers.|
|Content Area: Practice|
|Instruction Level: Basic|