Visual analysis of graphic data

David L. Gast, Amy D. Spriggs

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This chapter has overviewed general guidelines for conducting visual analyses of graphed data. As previously stated, there are few hard and fast rules when it comes to sequence and format for inspecting data. The three phases of the visual analysis process (within-condition, between adjacent conditions, across similar conditions) that have been discussed and the properties of data that we have addressed are familiar to applied behavior analysts. Although the visual analysis sequence and organizational format may vary, the properties of data (level, trend, data overlap) that require attention do not. In the chapters that follow, visual analyses are presented for each type of SCRD. As you practice conducting visual analyses on graphic displayed data using the general guidelines outlined in this chapter, you will discover that the process is farless cumbersome than you may now think. Therefore, as you read investigations using SCRD and the overviews of studies we present, conduct visual analyses on the graphed data … with practice comes profi ciency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSingle Case Research Methodology
Subtitle of host publicationApplications in Special Education and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9780203521892
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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