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kevin Deppa

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The Record Ceiling: The Limitations of Interval Recording

Written by Rick Kubina In 1981, an important paper appeared in The Behavior Analyst titled Current measurement in applied behavior analysis. The paper reviewed the practice of using discontinuous time-based…

Agents of Precision: Overcoming the Challenge of Labeling Behaviors

Written by Rick Kubina Creating good pinpoints for data collection can sometimes be a daunting task. Pinpointing might take time, involve checking the dictionary, and sometimes include a healthy debate…

The Big Heart: Using Science + Caring to Improve Education (and the World)

Written by Rick Kubina Early in my career, someone taught me about a Precision Teaching concept called “the big heart.” Below see a rendition of what I learned. Figure 1….

A Homage to Og

Written by Rick Kubina What powers Chartlytics? Precision Teaching. And where did Precision Teaching come from? Ogden R. Lindsley (1922-2004). Before Og became the bow-tied, charming, creative force that brought…

How bizarre: The story of outliers

Written by Rick Kubina Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book on the subject. Statisticians tell us they are a mistake. And a brewing company claims it as their namesake. You guessed…

Do You Know Bounce? Understanding Behavior Through Performance Frequencies

Written by Rick Kubina Recently, I wrote about three features the world needs when understanding behavior change: celeration, bounce (variability), and outliers. We now turn our attention to bounce. Variability…