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.
"The topic is timely and the writing style is pragmatic and user-friendly. The field needs an updated book on research methods."
-- Pamela G. Osnes
"There is a definite need for a `how to' book such as this to train behavior analysts...The authors have a very thorough and understandable approach to the topics. They include lots of examples and everyday insights and practical tips that are valuable to new researchers...The strength of this book seems to be in the authors' experience and sharing of practical advice to readers."
-- Don Patterson
"I like the conversational style, and I think my students would enjoy reading this book...There is no other how-to text on this topic. I think it will make a useful and much-needed addition to the behavioral textbook market."
-- Jennifer Austin
|What is Applied Behavior Analysis Research?|
|Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis: Practical Advice For the New Researcher|
|Select Your General Topic, Find a Good Setting & Choose Appropriate Participants|
|Narrow Down Your Research Question|
|Decide on Your Dependent & Independent Variables|
|Establish Social Validity|
|Create Your Data Collection Systems|
|Pilot Test Your Key Variables|
|Identify the Appropriate Research Design|
|Conduct an Ethics Check|
|Carry Out Your Research Project: A Daily & Weekly Checklist for Success / Step|
|Analyze & Graph Your Data|
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Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 13th February 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.39