PO053: An Examination of Discontinuous and Continuous Data Collection and Graphing

Friday, February 21, 2014 1:30 PM–3:00 PM


This study examined the effects of discontinuous and continuous data collection and graphing on the efficiency of instruction. We compared the outcomes of these procedures on mastery of tacts and intraverbals in two boys diagnosed with Fragile X and autism. The results indicated that discontinuous data collection incorrectly indicated mastery of skills, and infrequent graphing reduced the efficiency of instruction. Attendees will learn about the implications for practice, and potential areas for future research.


Shaji S. Haq, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR