Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

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Special Event #192
2006 ABA Tutorial: Using Single Case Designs to Establish Evidence-Based Practice
Sunday, May 28, 2006
2:30 PM–3:20 PM
Centennial Ballroom II
Area: EDC
Chair: Charles L. Salzberg (Utah State University)
2006 ABA Tutorial: Using Single Case Designs to Establish Evidence-Based Practice
Abstract: The session will focus on the need to extend behavioral theory and research methods to documentation of “evidence-based” practices. Federal policy is moving toward an emphasis on funding for, and scholarship about “evidence-based” practices. At this point, the primary way a practice can be documented as “evidence-based” is through randomized control group designs. The session will focus on (a) the need for behavior analysts to agree on the core features of single case designs, (b) the need for operational standards for synthesis of multiple single case studies, and (c) professional standards for defining when a body of single case research can be viewed as sufficient to document a practice as “evidence-based.”
ROBERT H. HORNER (University of Oregon)
Dr. Robert Horner is the Alumni-Knight Endowed Professor of Special Education at the University of Oregon. He has been the editor of JASH, an associate editor for JABA, JASH, JPBI and AJMR, and is currently co-editor of JPBI. His research interests have focused on stimulus control, generalization, positive behavior support, and the application of behavioral principles to whole-school behavioral interventions. He currently collaborates with Dr. George Sugai on school-wide behavior support efforts that are on-going in over 4300 schools. He is a member of the What Works Clearinghouse subcommittee examining the utility of single case research methods.



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