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.


47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

All times listed are Eastern time (GMT-4 at the time of the convention in May).

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Workshop #W11
CE Offered: BACB
Creating Professional Graphs in Microsoft Excel
Thursday, May 27, 2021
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Area: TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Erick M. Dubuque, Ph.D.
ERICK M. DUBUQUE (University of Louisville)
Description: Behavior analysts rely on visual displays of graphic data to make treatment decisions. It is therefore critical that behavior analysts know how to create graphical displays that are flexible and easy to interpret. During this workshop, attendees will learn how to generate multiple types of professional graphs using the latest versions of Microsoft Excel for PC and Mac. This will be accomplished by reviewing graphing conventions that produce sharp looking graphs fit for publication, professional reports, and presentations. To get the most out of this training, attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops loaded with the most recent version of Microsoft Excel for PC or Mac. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees should be able to do the following:
Learning Objectives: 1. Generate multiple professional-looking visual displays, including; withdrawal, alternative treatment, changing criterion, and multiple-baseline design graphs. 2. Incorporate phase change lines and labels directly into graphic displays. 3. Create graphing templates to support consistency and efficiency when generating visual displays. 4. Transfer visual displays into other applications for reports or professional presentations.
Activities: The workshop presenter will use behavioral skills training by (a) instructing the attendees on the conventions used to generate professional looking graphical displays in the Microsoft Excel, (b) modeling those conventions by demonstrating the steps involved in creating various graphical displays, (c) asking attendees to practice the skills being modeled on their own laptops, and (d) providing feedback on attendee performance by checking their work during rehearsal.
Audience: This intermediate workshop is appropriate for pre-professionals, students, or behavior analysts who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with generating their own graphical displays in Microsoft Excel for PC or Mac. The content is especially useful for any attendee interested in generating graphical displays for publication, professional reports, or presentations.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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