Association for Behavior Analysis International

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42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Workshop #W59
CE Offered: BACB
Creating Free Online Data Collection Systems: No Programming Skills Necessary
Saturday, May 28, 2016
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Vevey 3, Swissotel
Area: PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Paul W. Heering, M.A.
PAUL W. HEERING (May Institute), EILEEN PORRO (May Institute and National Autism Center), ASHLEY KATE ABBOTT (May Institute)
Description: This workshop will guide attendees through the entire process of creating free, online data-collection systems. Attendees will create data sheets that can easily be shared and filled out on any Internet-connected device including smartphones and tablets. These data collection systems will be created through the use of free Google Docs software. The workshop will demonstrate how to create behavioral data sheets, task analysis data sheets, skills acquisition data sheets, forms for staff to complete, and more. The data sheets created will use many time-saving features such as drop-down menus, checkboxes, scales, and pop-up calendars to enter information. Attendees will be given instruction, video demonstrations, and live demonstrations on all the steps needed create these online data-collection systems. Attendees will be walked through every step in the process from initially logging onto the website to viewing graphs of results. Attendees will also be given time to practice the skills learned during the workshop. During this time, attendees will be given instruction and guidance on how to set up their own data sheets and/or program books. Because of the hands-on nature of this workshop, it is strongly recommended that attendees bring a laptop.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) navigate the website used to create online data sheets; (2) create data sheets; (3) use nine possible data-collection types and four document elements; (4) use advanced features such as decision trees and randomization; (5) share data sheets; (6) automatically receive email notifications when data sheets are completed; (7) set up automatically updating graphs; (8) use advanced graphing features such as automatically converting words (e.g., prompt levels) to numbers that can be graphed and automatically creating color coded tables to quickly show task analysis data; (9) build a library of programs; (10) set up folders on an iPad or other portable device with direct links to data sheets for all programs for a specific child.
Activities: Workshop activities will include: (1) demonstrations of data sheet capabilities; (2) lecture-based instruction with step-by-step instructions containing screen shots; (3) recorded video demonstrations of how to perform all steps (all videos will be made available to workshop attendees after the conclusion of the workshop); (4) live demonstration of all steps; (5) guided practice of all skills; and (6) attendees will be guided and instructed while building their own custom program book.
Audience: This workshop is designed for anyone interested in creating online data-collection systems. It is not required that attendees have any computer coding knowledge or experience but attendees should be comfortable working on a computer and navigating websites.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Data Collection, Online Data, Technology



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