Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Panel #99
CE Offered: BACB
Moving To Electronic Data Collection: Lessons Learned and Tips From Four Organizations
Saturday, May 26, 2018
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom B
Area: PRA/OBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Paul W. Heering, M.A.
Chair: Paul W. Heering (May Institute)
JAIME STINE (Alpine Learning Group)
TYLER PROULX (Virginia Institute of Autism)
MICHELE D. MAYER (Horace Mann Educational Associates)

In recent years, many organizations have made the move from traditional pen and paper data collection systems to electronic systems. As behavior analysts, we take massive amounts of data in very structured formats, therefore this switch is not an easy transition and can cause anxiety for many. This panel discussion will allow four representatives from four different agencies providing behavior analysis services to tell the story of their transition to electronic systems. Panelists will focus on describing their organization and their transition to an electronic system. Each participant will also describe the steps that did and did not go well, things they know now but wish they knew before starting this process, and give tips to those looking to make a similar switch. The panelists have been chosen to ensure a wide variety of viewpoints and experiences. Panelists come from groups servicing from 50 to 1,000 clients, providing services in a range of settings (home, clinic, & schools), and users of three different electronic platforms. Discussion will include audience questions.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

Any behavior analyst currently collecting data on paper and considering moving to an electronic system.

Learning Objectives: 1. Learn benefits of electronic data collection 2. Learn drawbacks of electronic data collection 3. Learn tips for smooth transitions to electronic data collection
Keyword(s): Data Collection, Technology



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