1.6 Baseline vs. Intervention Example

So let’s say that I want to see what happens when I spray my cat with water after she scratches the couch. Right now, every time she scratches the couch, I yell at her. So the baseline phase in this example is yelling. I want to test the effects of spraying her with water, so that is the intervention.

An example cat is playing with a piece of orange fabric.

Look at the behavior under different conditions:


What you’re currently doing; the treatment is NOT implemented

A woman is screaming with her mouth open on a gray background, serving as an intervention example.


The treatment that you want to test

A spray gun performing a baseline intervention by spraying water on a black background.
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