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Visual Analysis: The Good, the Bad, the Scary? – Video Archive


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General Information

Title:  Visual Analysis: The Good, the Bad, the Scary?

Presented By: Adrienne Fitzer, MA, BCBA

  • Registration: June 15, 2020 - September 30, 2020
  • Recording Available:  July 1, 2020 - October 5, 2020


Decision-making based on a visual analysis of graphed data has a long history in the field of behavior analysis.  Adrienne will present a comprehensive review of recent literature on visual analysis of data and discuss the concerns that leaders in the field of behavior analysis have regarding how graphs are constructed, the importance of consistent scaling across behavior analysis journals, and why consistent presentation of data matters.

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, participants should be able to:

● Identify the major common graphical displays in behavior analytic journals including standard celeration charts.

● Discriminate between correct and incorrect descriptions of graphs based on their visual analysis.

● Evaluate whether graphs are displayed correctly, and determine how incorrect displays may impact data interpretation.

● Select graphs that depict discrete trial data correctly.


Presenter Bio and Disclosure Statement

Adrienne Fitzer, MA, BCBA, started working with students with autism in the Washington, D.C. area 20 years ago as an undergraduate majoring in psychology at the University of Maryland. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa, she continued working in the field and attended the Learning Processes Sub-Doctoral Program in Psychology at the Graduate Center, Queens College, City University of New York. She holds a master's degree in psychology from Queens College, City University of New York, and has held board certification in behavior analysis since 2003. Ms. Fitzer completed her doctoral course work, on campus, in the Learning Processes Program offered by the Graduate Center, Queens College, City University of New York, which at the time, was one of few programs in the world accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International. As a doctoral student, Adrienne was a recipient of a teaching fellowship, a research fellowship, co-chaired on-campus conferences, and spent much of her time working with Dr. Lanny Fields in his stimulus equivalence research lab. She recently returned to finish her doctorate and is working with Dr. Bertram O. Ploog on a line of research in emotion recognition in autism spectrum disorders. Ms. Fitzer has co-edited two books on ABA and Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders: Applied Behavior Analysis, Evidence and Practice (2007, 2013) and Language and Autism: Applied Behavior Analysis, Evidence and Practice (2009) and is co-author on papers published in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. From 1996-2012, Adrienne Fitzer provided quality applied behavior analysis services to children with autism in various positions in home programs, private schools, and public schools. In 2011, Ms. Fitzer realized that she could combine her passion for teaching applied behavior analysis and working with those who care for and work with learners with autism and related disorders by focusing on parent and professional training. She opened The Applied Behavior Analysis Center (ABAC) in 2013 to achieve that professional dream. Her current interests include ethical behavior of professionals who have, or who are developing an internet presence, efficient but accurate data collection, and online consumer behavior.

Adrienne Fitzer does not receive royalties for any of the materials or companies discussed during this event.

Credit Hour Information

BCBAs earn  2  CEUs (learning) for viewing recording.

  • Must pass post-test with 80% or above and submit all attendance codes
  • CEs not available for other professions

For ABAC's continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page


This webinar is 2 hours long. It begins with a short intro and the presenter starts speaking soon after. At the end of the event, participants are required to submit an evaluation, take and pass a post-test and submit attendance codes.