In this course, students learn about and be able to select appropriate experimental designs for the evaluation of interventions, including explaining the logic and benefits of single subject designs vs. group research design approaches. Students will also be able to identify the appropriate application of each design and method for controlling for extraneous variables that can influence the dependent variable. The course is based upon the BACB® Third Edition Task List. Content Area and Task numbers covered for each lesson are indicated for each lesson in the schedule below. Students will also be able to identify when a given single subject design should be used and the benefits and potential limitations of each design.
Students will be able to select the measurement systems that will appropriately and adequately measure target behaviors for change. Students will be able to identify charts and graphs of behavior and use the data to determine the effectiveness of interventions. Students will be able to identify the basic elements of ethical principles for behavior analysts, recognize ethical dilemmas and select the appropriate solutions to resolve them.
Instructor: Michael Weinberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
This is a tablet friendly course
Method of Delivery
Online, self paced, competency tested course
Method of Evaluation: Students must complete all lessons for each course and attain 90% or higher average on probes (Quizzes), exams, and online activities. “Probes” are based upon content of the prior few classes and are not inclusive of material in other areas.
Class Policies: Students are required to participate in the online courses and complete all activities and quizzes based on the 90% or higher performance criterion. A Course Certificate will be given contingent upon 80% average mastery of exams, compliance to attendance policy, and full payment of all tuition and/or fees.