EDS 62000 Advanced Research Methods in Behavior Analysis

This course will enable the student to understand and conduct behavior analytic research. First students will describe advantages of single-subject experimental designs compared to group designs, use multiple single subject experimental designs (e.g. reversal, multiple baseline, multielement, changing criterion), and describe rationales for conducting comparative, component, and parametric analyses. Second, students will demonstrate practical applications of these designs by using positive and negative reinforcement procedures to strengthen behavior, using interventions based on motivating operations and discriminative stimuli, establishing and using conditioned reinforcers, and using stimulus and response prompts and fading in their research. Based on Section 1 D4-6 and Section 2 G1-4 of the BACB Fifth Edition Task List. Students will complete a reflection paper on the theoretical foundations of their thesis proposal. This will be used as the key assessment for EdS Standard 8, QI 1-2. Reflection papers must be uploaded to Foliotek for review by the instructor.