The first graph indicates Bob’s case during the demand and no demand phases. The demand phase shows that Bob exhibited a high frequency of aggressive acts. During the no demand phases, the rate of Bob’s aggressiveness was low. The second graph illustrates Sam’s case, at a keen observation of this graph, it provides more data points than the figure used in Bob’s case. There are three demand phases observed in the graph; all of the phases are higher when compared to no demand phases. Nevertheless, they are not stable; thus they are variable (Carr, Newsom, & Binkoff, 1980). It is observed that no demand phases are stable and approaching zero.
About the baseline bases, both Bob and Sam exhibit a variable trend and the treatment phases indicate that the pattern returns to a stable level. Since Sam has more data points than Bob, it is essential to note that the results would show a more variation or trend if Bob had more data points. From the graph, it was also evident that Sam had an extra demand phase.
The recommendations in the two cases for Bob and Sam would help in achieving better results and data analysis. First, in Bob’s case, I recommend that more data points can be collected in Bob’s demand phases (Kaye et al., 2017. The suggestion will give different data collected when compared to the original one. I will also recommend that Bob can be given more sessions because of the discrepancy evident in the times that Bob exhibited aggression during the first session and the third session, where there was more data collected. The implementation of this approach will resolve the discrepancies evident in the case.
Carr, E. G., Newsom, C. D., & Binkoff, J. A. (June 06, 1980). ESCAPE AS A FACTOR IN THE AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR OF TWO RETARDED CHILDREN. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 13, 1, 101-117.
Kaye, H. S., & California Univ., San Francisco. Inst. for Health and Aging. StatisticsResearch and Training Center. (2017). Education of Children with Disabilities