Data Collection - Pocket Transfer
Use your pockets and small objects like paperclips or pennies to take easy, on-the-move data.
When to use:
- This collection method allows you to stay focused on observing and accurately counting behaviors.
- Use to track student behaviors or skills. Use for behaviors that happen throughout the day. Use for behaviors that happen during an active task where you need your hands free.
- Best for taking data on how often a behavior happens (known as frequency data).
How to use:
- Identify the target behavior and place a handful of paperclips in your left pocket.
- Each time you observe the behavior, take one paperclip from one pocket and transfer it to the other.
- At the end of the observation period, count the total number of paperclips in your “other” pocket and write that number on the data collection sheet of your choosing.