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Employing Protocol Analysis in the Study of Visual Interpretation of Functional Analysis Data

Title: Employing Protocol Analysis in the Study of Visual Interpretation of Functional Analysis Data.
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Name(s): Wallander, Robert J., author
Bailey, Jon S., professor directing dissertation
Bourgeois, Michelle, outside committee member
Berler, Ellen, committee member
Weaver, George, committee member
Kelley, Colleen, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Despite the importance of visual analysis of graphed data in behavioral research, only sporadic studies have systematically examined the consistency in conclusions regarding data that are evaluated in this manner. Various studies have noted several characteristics within graphs that affect the final decisions of subject raters who view and judge such material. In addition, several authors have stated the importance of developing job aids for standardizing interpretations based on visual analysis. To date, however, no study has directly examined the process visual analysts employ as they come to their conclusions. Furthermore, no study has developed a job aid or training package based on information such a direct analysis would provide. The current research examined the behaviors of both advanced and novice visual analysts. Protocol and verbal behavior analysis were incorporated into a framework for revealing important factors related to evaluating data that is displayed graphically.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-1337 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation Submitted to the Department of Psychology in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2004.
Date of Defense: November 20, 2003.
Keywords: Visual Interpretation, Verbal Behavior, Assessment, Data Analysis
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Jon S. Bailey, Professor Directing Dissertation; Michelle Bourgeois, Outside Committee Member; Ellen Berler, Committee Member; George Weaver, Committee Member; Colleen Kelley, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1337
Owner Institution: FSU

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Wallander, R. J. (2004). Employing Protocol Analysis in the Study of Visual Interpretation of Functional Analysis Data. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1337