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Behavioral Research Methods Final Exam Study Guide Part 1

by: Hannah Mecaskey

Behavioral Research Methods Final Exam Study Guide Part 1 SPSY 8012

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Final Exam Study Guide- Review of critical course material
Behavioral Research Methods
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Final Exam Study Guide Behavior Research Methods  All answers can be found in the module powerpoints and/or in the Kennedy textbook.  Multiple words may fit in a single blank.  To make grading easiest, type your answers in a color other than black! Name: Module 1 Fill-in-the-blank Characteristics of single case research methods - Data is arranged so _______, or causation, can be examined. - A functional relationship is demonstrated when changes in the _______are reliably produced by changes in the _______ - Results must be reliable or _______for functional relationships to be argued. Strength of findings - Replication, replication, replication! o Replication within the study o Replication with other _______and in other _______ - Social validity of change - Effect size List the three roles of a scientist-practitioner 1. 2. 3. Single case study basics - Must be a ______________ - Collect _______measurement using _______behavior and _______between observers - Introduce _______and take adherence checks using decision rules - ______________ - Add _______to help verify effectiveness Evidence-based practice - Minimum # of data points in each phase? - Minimum # of times intervention outcome must be confirmed? To designate an intervention as “evidence based” through single case research: - # of valid studies? - # of different researchers/teams? - # of total participants? Define 1. Independent variable-- 2. Dependent variable-- 3. Internal validity-- 4. External validity-- 5. Confounding/extraneous variables-- Module 2 Basic techniques for deciding on targeted variables - Review of _______ - _____________________ - Preliminary _______ - Activities or conditions _______ - ______________ and analysis List at least two reasons one might target two or more variables 1. 2. Target behavior definitions must be _______and _______ Describe the following ways one can measure target behavior: - Frequency—a count of the number of times the behavior occurs - Rate-- - Accuracy-- - Duration-- - Latency-- - Inter-response time (IRT)-- - Percentage of occurrence-- - Trials to criteria-- Review the different types of discontinuous measurement. - Name the four types: - How do you know when to use each type? - Which type(s) overestimate? - Underestimate? Inter-observer agreement - What is IOA? - How is it reported? - Why is IOA important? - About how much IOA should be collected? - Write the formula for: o Permanent product IOA-- o Frequency IOA-- o Duration IOA-- o Interval agreement-- o Occurrence agreement-- o Nonoccurrence agreement— Module 3 Define 1. Internal validity-- 2. External validity— 3. Direct replication— 4. Systematic replication-- Describe at least 3 different ways study/results can be replicated 1. . 2. . 3. . Single Case Designs: - Small number of _______ - Repeated _______over time - Socially valid, consistent _______conditions - Graphing and ______________ - _______of independent variable - _______to demonstrate experimental control/causation - Social _______ Know the parts of a graph. Visual analysis - Purpose: to examine ______________and ______________ - Researchers examine _______phase characteristics and _______phase characteristics. Module 4 Withdrawal Design - Purpose? - Characteristics? - Strengths? - Weaknesses? Reversal Design - Purpose? - Characteristics? - Strengths? - Weaknesses? Multiple Baseline Design - Purpose? - Characteristics? - Strengths? - Weaknesses? Changing Criterion Design - Purpose? - Characteristics? - Strengths? - Weaknesses? Multiple Treatment Design - Purpose? - Characteristics? - Strengths? - Weaknesses? Alternating Treatment Design - Purpose? - Characteristics? - Strengths? - Weaknesses? Component Analysis - Purpose? - Characteristics? - Strengths? - Weaknesses? Parametric Analysis - Purpose? - Characteristics? - Strengths? - Weaknesses? Also have general understanding of Multi Element Design & Multiple Probe Design. Module 5 Define/Discuss - Generalization— - Response generalization— - Stimulus generalization— - Maintenance--


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