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Behavior Analysis in Practice

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 293–299 | Cite as

Integrating Phase Change Lines and Labels into Graphs in Microsoft Excel®

  • Timothy C. FullerEmail author
  • Erick M. Dubuque
Technical and Tutorials

Abstract

Creating phase change lines and their corresponding labels in Microsoft Excel® remains a difficulty for many behavior analysts who want these display features to be integrated into the graph itself. Previous methods designed to address this issue have had limited utility across the types of data sets commonly analyzed by behavior analysts. The purpose of this article is to provide a fully functional method for integrating phase change lines and labels into Microsoft Excel® line graphs. This method is a combination of previous recommendations and allows for easy integration of new data and exportation of graphical displays to other software programs (e.g., Microsoft Word® and PowerPoint®).

Keywords

Microsoft Excel® Graphing Phase change lines Phase change labels 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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© Association for Behavior Analysis International 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Nevada, RenoRenoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

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