The use of momentary time sampling to assess both frequency and duration of behavior
- 66 Downloads
When the time-sampling interval size can be set so it is smaller than both the shortest behavior instance and the shortest interresponse time, momentary time sampling will yield an accurate count of the frequency of behavior occurrence. It will also yield an unbiased estimate of behavior duration.
Key wordsmomentary time sampling behavior sampling behavior duration behavior frequency
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Altmann, J. Observational study of behavior: Sampling methods.Behaviour 1974,49 227–267.Google Scholar
- Cochran, W. G.Sampling techniques (3rd ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1977.Google Scholar
- Powell, J., Martindale, A., and Kulp, S. An evaluation of time-sample measure of behavior.Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 1975,8 463–469.Google Scholar
- Powell, J., Martindale, B., Kulp, S., Martindale, A., and Bauman, R. Taking a closer look: Time sampling and measurement error.Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 1977,10 325–332.Google Scholar
- Rhine, R., and Linville, A. Properties of one-zero scores in observational studies of primate social behavior: The effect of assumptions on empirical analysis.Primates 1980,21 111–122.Google Scholar
- Sanson-Fisher, R., Poole, A., and Dunn, J. An empirical method for determining an appropriate interval length for recording behavior.Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 1980,13 493–500.Google Scholar