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Episode 233: Why I Hate the Phrase Data or It Didn’t Happen

by | Jun 12, 2023

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Episode 233: Why I Hate the Phrase Data or It Didn't Happen

There is a popular phrase in the special ed world: Data or It Didn’t Happen. As a BCBA who loves data, I hate this phrase. This phrase put unreasonable expectations on teachers and doesn’t take into account the competing contingencies that happen with data collection. Just because there aren’t enough resources to collect thorough data doesn’t mean we should ignore what is happening.


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