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2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog 
2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ABA 730 - Research Methods and Applied Behavior Analysis

The field of science promotes controlled research as an important tool for investigating the phenomena of interest. The same holds true for the scientific study of human behavior. Research methodology is used by behavioral researchers to identify functional relations among variables and behavior. In this course, students will learn the reasons for research being the best method for determining functional relations. They will also learn the fundamental characteristics of good research design (e.g., internal validity, reliability, etc.), and use this information to critique published research studies. Lastly, students will study in depth a particular aspect of research and present to the class on this topic.

Credits: 3