BHS202 - Behavioural Theory II: Assessment & Data Analysis

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Subject Title
Behavioural Theory II: Assessment & Data Analysis

Subject Description
Knowledge of the research methods and accountability measures used within the behavioural sciences is necessary to inform and evaluate practices as part of an ABA service.  Students will be introduced to the Scientist Practitioner model and the values of scientific inquiry that guide the practice of ABA.  Students will develop critical skills in compiling and interpreting various forms of data gathered as part of assessments and interventions in ABA.  Through case examples, readings, class and direct instruction, students will learn how prepare, read and present visual charts and graphs that can document the progress made by individuals receiving ABA based supports and services.  Students will be encouraged to apply this knowledge to critically analyze ABA results presented in the literature.

Credit Status
Required credit in the Behavioural Sciences program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Describe the scientist-practitioner model
2. Identify and label the independent and dependent variable
3. Explain single-subject data and experimental designs used in ABA
4. Demonstrate how to graph raw data to create visual charts
5. Navigate the various tools and settings in Excel to create charts and graphs
6. Distinguish between variability, level and trend in various data samples
7. Describe behaviour change effects as it relates to the data before and after intervention
8. State goals/expectations using measurable criteria
9. Track behaviour change over time
10.  Demonstrate an ability to interpret the results of ABA research
11. Explain inter-observer agreement (IOA) and its role in ABA research

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