Association for Behavior Analysis International

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31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

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Paper Session #181
Behavior Analytic Research: Where, How, Why
Sunday, May 29, 2005
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Lake Huron (8th floor)
Area: CSE
Chair: Jennifer Dressel-Wosmek (University of Kansas)
Promoting Large Scale Behavior Change: Diffusion of Research Ethics Across a University
Domain: Applied Research
R. WAYNE FUQUA (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: This paper describes an NSF funded project to promote research ethics across diverse academic departments within a major university. Principles derived from applied behavior analysis and diffusion of innovation theory are illustrated.
Day-care in America: Context and Research Opportunities
Domain: Applied Research
JENNIFER DRESSEL-WOSMEK (University of Kansas)
Abstract: This paper will introduce the audience to an often overlooked setting for applied behavior analytic research. It will briefly review the development of daycare settings post WWI and describe the particular challenges currently facing children, their parents, and caregivers in these settings. Issues pertaining to quality of care for the children and the compensation, training, and turnover rate of caregivers will be described. Multiple opportunities for behavior analytic research will be suggested. Finally, time permitting, a first hand account of the hurdles and benefits of conducting research in such settings will be discussed.



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