In most cases, yes. Behavior analysts use data to assess the effectiveness of their teaching. This means they can quickly modify ineffective procedures when necessary. Also, data are used to determine precisely when a skill has been learned to criterion, so that skill can be advanced, and the extra teaching time can be allocated to a new skill. It is true, however, that some forms of data collection can be time-consuming and slow the pace of instruction. For this reason, Rinn ABA Consulting uses digital cloud-based data collection and analysis, for maximum efficiency and transparency.