Journal Club Series: Session 3 | Data Collection and Measurement Assessment in Behavioral Research: 1958-2013 - April 10, 2020 at 12pm - 1pm ET

by Nicole Bank, BCBA

Earn 3 BACB Type 2 CE credits!

This third installment in our Journal Club Series will cover the article, “Data collection and measurement assessment in behavioral research: 1958-2013” authored by Kostewicz, King, Datchuk, Brennan and Casey published in Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice. CEU credits are provided for reading the article, participating in an online discussion, and completing an article content quiz.

This LIVE webinar will be held on April 10, 2020 at 12 PM to 1 PM ET.
Please read the product page carefully for details.

About the Course: As scientists, behavior analysts must take steps to ensure what is being measured captures the actual phenomena of interest. Three tactics in research help evaluate this relationship, interobserver agreement, reliability, and accuracy. This study analyzes to what extent current behavioral studies assess the measurement of the dependent variable. These researchers report how dependent variables are measured, how often researchers assess these measures, how these assessments have changed over time. This article refines current evaluation tools for researchers and clinicians alike.

About the BDS Journal Club Series: This is an interactive live online journal club. Participants will receive 3.0 Type II BACB® CEUs for completing all journal club activities. Participants are required to have read the entire article before attending the scheduled one-hour live online journal club discussion. Journal club discussions will include article details, article results, and implications for practice. Active participation is required. CE credit will be provided after completing an article content quiz on the BDS learning platform. Only those who read the article and actively participate in the live online discussion will be invited to take the content quiz. BDS is interested in increasing scholarly activities and discussion among BCBAs and BCaBAs. Stay tuned for future CE events in the BDS Journal Club Series!



  1. Describe the importance of assessing the quality of a dependent measure.
  2. Describe three methods these authors identify as techniques for assessing the quality of a dependent measure.
  3. Identify the three research questions included in this study.
  4. Describe how the researchers developed the scoring indicators for this study.
  5. Describe the results of this study.
  6. List two techniques the authors suggest future researchers use to better assess dependent measures.


Here’s how it works:

  1. Purchase the journal club meeting you would like to attend.
  2. Add the following emails to your contacts in order to avoid important emails going to spam: and
  3. Open the link to the article:
  4. Read the article in its entirety.
  5. Receive a link to the scheduled journal club meeting (make sure you can attend Friday, April 10th at 12:00PM EST (11:00AM CST/10:00AM MST/9:00AM PST).
  6. Join the journal club meeting at the scheduled time. Please mute your microphone upon entry.
  7. Stay online and involved for the 1-hour journal club meeting.
  8. Receive a link to the content quiz.
  9. Complete the content quiz to 80% accuracy.
  10. Receive 3 CEUs.


Mandatory Disclaimer:
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® does not warrant, endorse, sponsor, approve or partner with the CE events, this organization, or instructors. (Note that the above disclaimer does not mean that the BACB disapproves these products. They simply don't endorse any CE products or events and they want you to know this. However, they do approve providers and BDS is an Approved CE Provider. Therefore, you can rest assured that your CE credits will be accepted by the BACB.)

To manage your CE credits on the BACB web site, you will need our ACE Provider number: OP-02-0017. 
BDS is an authorized Type II continuing education provider. 

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Journal Club Series: Session 3 WEBINAR + BACB CEs
This LIVE webinar will be held April 10, 2020 at 12pm - 1pm ET.
Earn 3 BACB Type 2 CE credits!