PSYC 0386 - Capstone Experience: ABA Research Design and Ethics

Credits: 3

This Capstone Experience (CE) course provides an in-depth analysis of research methods that are used in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to study and alter the behavior of individuals. Various single subject design strategies will be presented as an alternative to the between groups approach for solving problems in educational and clinical settings. This course will examine many important aspects of the research process including a definition and behavioral assessment, inter-observer agreement, validity, the design of experiments, and data evaluation and display. In addition, ethical issues related to conducting research and an analysis of the philosophy underlying Behavior Analysis will also be addressed.

Prerequisites: PSYC 0206 PSYC 0306 PSYC 0317  or permission of instructor. Senior standing required.

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