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ABSC 940: Measurement and Experimental Design for Applied Research (3 )
This is an advanced course on research methods helpful in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of effective and sustainable behavior-analytic programs. The practices examined involve (a) selecting non-reactive measures of staff implementation behaviors; (b) selecting effective and sustainable components of a staff management program; and (c) experimentally analyzing the effectiveness and sustainability of the staff management program. Particular emphasis is placed on the analysis of the principles of behavior that determine the maintenance of staff interventions and, therefore, the survival of behavioral programs in their post-research phase. Students read and discuss the literature on factors that promote or impede program survival. Students design an intervention program using the practices examined in the course, simulate an experimental analysis of the program, and write a JABA-style manuscript describing the program and their simulated data. An ABA-accredited and BACB® pre-approved course. (Formerly HDFL 940.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 735 or HDFL 803, ABSC/HDFL 796, and ABSC/HDFL 871 or instructor permission. LEC
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