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M.Ed.Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): EDUABA8-Advanced Measurement and Research Design

COURSE DESCRIPTION

During this course, students will demonstrate a comprehensive, highly specialised knowledge of measurement, data display and interpretation in the field of behavior analysis. Students will develop advanced knowledge of applicable research designs, with a focus on single-subject experimental designs (e.g., reversal, multiple baseline, multielement, changing criterion). Students will present complex matters and opinions related to choice of research design (group design versus singlesubject experimental design), using highly developed specialist communication skills. Furthermore, students will analyze complex single-subject experimental designs in recent behavior analytic research. This verified course is one of the required courses designed to meet the coursework requirements for Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification; additional requirements must be met for certification.

Books

 

     

SOFTWARE AND ONLINE RESOURCES

Course Materials List

Week 1

Required reading:
LeBlanc, L. A., Raetz, P. B., Sellers, T. P, & Carr, J. E. (2016). A proposed model for selecting measurement procedures for the assessment and treatment of problem behavior. Behavior Analysis Practice, 9, 77-83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-015-0063-2

 

Week 2

Required reading:

Gast, D. L., & Ledford, J. R. (2014). Applied research in education and behavioral sciences. In D. L. Gast & J. R. Ledford (Eds.), Single case research methodology: Applications in special education and behavioral sciences (2nd ed., pp. 1-18). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203521892-1

McPhilamy, C., & Dillenburger, K. (2013). Parents’ experiences of applied behaviour analysis (ABA)- based interventions for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in Europe. British Journal of Special Education, 40(4), 154-161. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8578.12038

Week 3

Required reading:

Field, A. (2018). Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics. 5th. Edition. London: SAGE Publications Inc.

Chapter 8. Correlation

 

Kelly, M. P., & Reed, P. (2021). Examination of stimulus over-selectivity in children with autism spectrum disorder and its relationship to stereotyped behaviors and cognitive flexibility. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 36(1), 47-56. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088357620943504

 

Required website:

DISCOVERING STATISTICS

 

Week 4

Required reading:

Field, A. (2018). Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics. 5th. Edition. London: SAGE Publications Inc.

Chapter 10. Comparing Two Means

 

Fisher, W. W., Luczynski, K. C., Blowers, A. P., Vosters, M. E., Pisman, M. D., Craig, A. R., Hood, S. A., Machado,

M. M., Lesser, A. D., & Piazza, C. C. (2020). A randomized clinical trial of a virtual-training program for teaching applied-behavior-analysis skills to parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53(4), 1856- 1875. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.778

Required website:

DISCOVERING STATISTICS

 

Week 5

Required reading:

Morgan, D. L., & Morgan, R. K. (2009). Single-case research methods for the behavioral and health sciences. SAGE Publications, Inc. https://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483329697

Chapter 2. Comparing group and single-case designs

 

Week 6

Required reading:

Byiers, B. J., Reichle, J., & Symons, F. J. (2012). Single- subject experimental design for evidence-based practice. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 21(4), 397–414. https://doi.org/10.1044/1058-0360(2012/11-0036)

 

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Pearson Education, Inc. https://doi.org/10.26741/abaespana/2020.cooper3e

Chapter 7. Analyzing Behavior Change: Basic Assumptions and Strategies

Chapter 8. Reversal and Multielement designs

Activity: Students to complete a review of recent, peer- reviewed literature.

 

Week 7

 

Required readings:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Pearson Education, Inc. https://doi.org/10.26741/abaespana/2020.cooper3e

 

Chapter 8. Reversal and Multielement designs

Activity: Students to complete a review of recent, peer- reviewed literature.

 

Week 8

Required readings:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Pearson Education, Inc. https://doi.org/10.26741/abaespana/2020.cooper3e

Chapter 9. Multiple Baseline and Changing Criterion Designs

 

Week 9

Required readings:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Pearson Education, Inc. https://doi.org/10.26741/abaespana/2020.cooper3e

Chapter 9. Multiple Baseline and Changing Criterion Designs

 

Week 10

Required readings:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Pearson Education, Inc. https://doi.org/10.26741/abaespana/2020.cooper3e

Chapter 6. Constructing and Interpreting Graphic Displays of Behavioral Data

 

Week 11

Required readings:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Pearson Education, Inc. https://doi.org/10.26741/abaespana/2020.cooper3e

Chapter 10. Planning and Evaluating Applied Behavior Analysis Research

 

Wolf, M. M. (1978). Social validity: the case for subjective measurement or how applied behavior analysis is finding its heart. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 11(2), 203–214.

https://doi.org/10.1901/jaba.1978.11-203

 

Week 12

Required readings:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020).

Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Pearson Education, Inc. https://doi.org/10.26741/abaespana/2020.cooper3e

 

Chapter 10. Planning and Evaluating Applied Behavior Analysis Research

 

Shabani, D.B., & Lam, W.Y. (2013). A review of comparison studies in applied behavior analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 28(2), 158-183. https://doi.org/10.1002/bin.1361

Ward-Horner, J., & Sturmey, P. (2010). Component analyses using single-subject experimental designs: A review. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43(4), 685–704. https://doi.org/10.1901/jaba.2010.43-685

 

Week 13

Required readings:

DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Reed, D. D., Baez, C. N., & Maguire, H. (2011). A parametric analysis of errors of commission during discrete-trials training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44(3), 611–615. https://doi.org/10.1901/jaba.2011.44-611

Saini, V., Gregory, M.K., Uran, K.J., & Fantetti, M.A. (2015).Parametric analysis of response interruption and redirection as treatment for stereotypy. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48(1), 96-106. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.186

 

Required website:

Applied Behavior Analysis

 

 

Week 14

Required readings:

Kubina, R. M., Morrison, R., & Lee, D. L. (2002). Benefits of adding precision teaching to behavior interventions for students with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 17, 233-246. https://doi.org/10.1002/bin.122

Required website:

https://www.chartlytics.com/

Recommended podcast:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=062WtIpF0XU

 

Week 15

Bourret, J, C., & Pietras, C. J. (2013). Visual analysis in single-case research. In G. Madden et al. (Eds.), APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis (Vol. 1, pp. 199-218). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/13937-009

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