BCBA question 60 discussion

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During three 30-minute observations, Linda gouged her eye 8, 17, and 12 times,
respectively. Each incident lasted between 1 and 3 seconds, with an average duration of
1.3 seconds. Which is the BEST dimension to continue to measure?

  • A. duration
  • B. inter-response time
  • C. latency
  • D. rate
Created 1 month, 3 weeks ago by emj6021@yahoo.com

emj6021@yahoo.com

I thought inter-response time because if each instance of eye poking lasted 1.3 then we would want to increase IRT so that we could reduce the behavior right? so why rate ?

brkwills

rate because it contains frequency / time. You're trying to see how many times she's poking her eye per second/minute; it's the best option