Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis, 2nd edition, is a practical text that provides the beginning researcher with a clear description of how behavior analysts conduct applied research and submit it for publication. In a sequence of ten logical steps, the text covers the elements of single-case research design and the practices involved in organizing, implementing, and evaluating research studies. This revision includes new material on how to critique a journal article and how to extract treatment ideas from published studies. The novice researcher receives a "steps for success" approach that is brief, useful, to the point, and clearly delineated.
Jon S. Bailey, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Florida State University where he teaches graduate courses for behavior analysts. Dr. Bailey is a founding director of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (R), and he is past president of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA). Mary R. Burch, PhD, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (R). Dr. Burch has more than twenty-five years of experience in developmental disabilities. She has been a behavior specialist, QMRP, unit director, and consulting behavior analyst in developmental disabilities, mental health, and preschool settings.
Preface Acknowledgments Part I: A Brief Introduction to Behavior Analysis Research Part II: Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis: Ten Steps for Successful Research Step 1: Determine Your "Research-Ready" Situation; Select Your General Topic, Find a Great Setting and Participants Step 2: Narrow Down Your Research Question Step 3: Decide on and Define Your Dependent and Independent Variables Step 4: Establish Social Validity Step 5: Create Your Data Collection Systems Step 6: Pilot Test Your Key Variables Step 7: Identify the Appropriate Research Design Step 8: Conduct an Ethics Check Step 9: Carry Out Your Research Project Step 10: Graph and Analyze Your Data Part III: Evaluating Behavioral Research Part IV: Using Applied Research Findings in Clinical and Educational Settings Part V: Going Public References Index About the Authors