Data Collection Activity

 

 

Student’s Name

Institution

Course

 

 

 

Activity 1

Data Collection Activity – Hand raising

HAND R ARISING: ANYTIME THE INDIVIDUAL RAISES THEIR HAND ABOVE THEIR Article Error (TS SHOULDER FOR A PERIOD OF AT LEAST ONE SECOND. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY TIME THE HAND IS NOT RAISED ABOVE THEIR SHOULDER HEIGHT OR WHEN IT OCCURS FOR LESS THAN ONE SECOND. O NE INSTANCE IS OVER WHEN THE Confused HAND HAS RETURNED BELOW SHOULDER LEVEL FOR AT LEAST ONE SECOND. THE ARM CAN BE EXTENDED OR BENT, THE HAND CAN BE STRAIGHT, IN A FIST Article Error (ETS OR WAVING, AND THE HAND AND ARM MAY BE SUPPORTED BY ANOTHER HAND/

HARM.

Coding Symbols:

+ behavior observed

Behavior not observed

Whole Interval Coding Form

(10-Second Interval)

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Partial Interval Coding Form

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(10-Second Interval)

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FREQUENCY COUNT

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Activity 2

Hypothetical Data

Frequency of Functional Communication Hands

Time

Days of the Week

Sum

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00-9:00

17

19

20

18

21

95

9:00-10:00

19

18

22

21

20

100

10:00-11:00

18

17

19

20

22

96

11:00-12:00

10

9

Early

10

11

40

12:00 – 1:00

9

10

Dismissal for

12

14

45

1:00-2:00

7

6

Client

8

9

30 30

Line Graph Representing the Data per Hour

Article Error (ETS

Line Graph for the Data per Hour

-8:00-9:00

-9:00-10:00

-10:00-11:00

11:00 – 12:00

-12:00-1:00

-1:00-2:00

25

00 20

15 15

10

5

0

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

5

Discussion

There are a few differences in the data displayed in the three-line graphs above. The first two graphs representing the data per hour and data per day exhibited a close resemblance, with the only changes experienced in the column section. The line graph representing the data per hour had columns for the data recorded per hour. However, the two line graphs appeared similar because it was only possible to represent the data per hour by indicating which day of the week the data was recorded. However, the last graph representing the data per week was completely different from the first two as it entailed the cumulative frequencies of the data recorded Missing”,” throughout the week, from Monday to Friday.

It was challenging to graph the shortened days because it compelled me to put a dash as no data was recorded on Wednesday from 11 to 2 p.m. In incidences where I collect data to report on the client’s success, the bar method I prefer for graphing is the bar. This is because bar Missing”,”S graphs give an excellent visual presentation, and one can easily comprehend the client’s level of success by just looking at the length of the bars.