What Are Behavioral Objectives? Part 4 of 5: Setting Measurement Standards

What Are Behavioral Objectives? Part 4 of 5: Setting Measurement Standards.

 

Types of Standards

 

There are lots of ways to set objectives and lots of ways to measure whether or not they are being met. Many people in many disciplines use percentages as a measure, but they can be influenced by high and low frequencies of the behaviour or opportunities to produce the behaviour. Eighty percent of 10 events is not the same thing as eighty percent of 100 opportunities. 8/10 is different than 80/100 because 80/100 requires a lot more behavior. The number of strokes required to win a Master’s green jacket is a different measure than the measure for the 100 meter 4 person Olympic relay. There is one universal measure available, frequency, which measures behaviour over time. Ice age apparently occur once every 15,000 years. A hummingbird’s wings move at 2000 beats per minute. Humans speak at approximately 200 words per minute.

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