Time-based and count-based measurement of preference.

  title={Time-based and count-based measurement of preference.},
  author={William M. Baum},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  volume={26 1},
  • William M. Baum
  • Published 1976 in Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior
Rats' pressing on two levers was reinforced according to two independent variable-interval schedules that were varied during the experiment. Since the levers were connected directly to the programming equipment, bypassing the standard pulseformers, reinforcement could occur while a lever was held down. Although the time a lever was pressed might, therefore, have varied independently of number of presses, these two measures covaried substantially, because the average duration of the presses… CONTINUE READING