Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis / Edition 1

Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis / Edition 1

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by Jon S. Bailey, Mary R. Burch
     
 

This very practical, how-to text provides the beginning researcher with the basics of applied behavior analysis research methods. In 10 logical steps, this text covers all of the elements of single-subject research design and it provides practical information for designing, implementing, and evaluating studies. Using a pocketbook format, the authors provide novice

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This very practical, how-to text provides the beginning researcher with the basics of applied behavior analysis research methods. In 10 logical steps, this text covers all of the elements of single-subject research design and it provides practical information for designing, implementing, and evaluating studies. Using a pocketbook format, the authors provide novice researcher with a "steps-for-success" approach that is brief, to-the-point, and clearly delineated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761925569
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/13/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Jon S. Bailey, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. Dr. Bailey is a past editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, the author of over 100 scholarly research articles, and was listed in the Behavior Analyst as the second most widely published author in applied behavior analysis. Dr. Bailey is an internationally recognized speaker on the topic of applied behavior analysis. He has given major addresses at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has guided over 50 doctoral candidates and many more master’s students through publishable dissertations. In this book, he tells the secrets to his success with practical advice that can make or break a study.

Mary R. Burch, Ph.D., is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She is also a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. Dr. Burch is an award winning writer; she has published five books and over 100 articles. Her behavioral research has been published by the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Burch is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

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Table of Contents

PART I: WHAT IS APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS RESEARCH?
PART II: RESEARCH METHODS IN APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS: PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR THE NEW RESEARCHER
Step 1: Select Your General Topic, Find a Good Setting & Choose Appropriate Participants
Step 2: Narrow Down Your Research Question
Step 3: Decide on Your Dependent & Independent Variables
Step 4: Establish Social Validity
Step 5: Create Your Data Collection Systems
Step 6: Pilot Test Your Key Variables
Step 7: Identify the Appropriate Research Design
Step 8: Conduct an Ethics Check
Step 9: Carry Out Your Research Project: A Daily & Weekly Checklist for Success / Step
Step 10: Analyze & Graph Your Data
PART III: GOING PUBLIC
References
Index

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