Monthly Archives: September 2013

Seeking Advice on Code Window Aesthetics

I apologize for my sparse posts lately. (This semester is busier than I expected it to be). In this post I pose a few questions about the aesthetics of my code window and how I can change the justification of text in boxes or expand the canvas of my code window.

Additionally, I would still love to hear from someone about my last post and some of the analytic capabilities of StudioCode. I hope to find some time look at those features soon (you’ve got a phone call coming your way, Ryan!)

Graphing Single Case Research Data

Philip asked me what I wanted to do with excel graphs because maybe we could do it with StudioCode (or if not, maybe it’s something StudioCode could add).  So far in my training, Ryan and I have not yet focused on the analytics capabilities of StudioCode.  He showed me some of the things StudioCode can do, but we should be getting to the analytics part of the training soon.  (I asked him if I could wait a while before we did this so I could focus on my code window development and output window development).  In this post I will explain some of the calculations/graphs I plan on making with Excel, and then maybe someone can comment on StudioCode’s ability to do some of this.

Right now, I am very excited about my scripting and output windows and I can see all of the data I can collect at a glance from each video.  What I’m not seeing (and again, I may just not know about the capabilities) is how I can take this data from my output window for one particular session and compare it with all of my other sessions.  A lot of these outputs are data for single case design research.  This is a type of research frequently used in special education because of the individualistic nature of the field.  Single case design allows researchers to harness scientific control to draw conclusions about an intervention for a very small number of research participants (as few as 1).  This involves making graphs of data over time to compare intervention periods to non-intervention periods in a multitude of ways.  Here is a [fake] example of what I’d like to do with some of my data:

If anyone has any insight into StudioCode Capabilities or any other comments for me, I’m all ears!

Code Window Output Development

This post is an update on my code windows and how I have been using scripting to present output data to help guide my research.

Small Glitch with “not” command

I was working on making a new graph output which would require the use of a “not” command. I explain it better in the video, but basically I wanted to count incidences in a row where there was a certain text label applied, but NOT another certain text label applied. I thought I understood the scripting formulas and logically it made sense, but I continued to receive error output messages. Ryan and I worked on finding a different way to insert the “not” command which worked, but neither of us can figure out why our original thought didn’t work. This probably sounds confusing if you are not looking at my code window, so just watch the video as I explain the glitch we hit and what we did to solve it!

Graphing with If-Then Statements

I am really excited about this video because I was able to use scripting to make an automatic bar graph to show a quick visual representation of the causes for a student engaging in off-task behaviors. I plan on using this technique to create similar graphs for my engagement window.