Your active participation in the weekly Discussions is important to the shared learning experience. Active Discussions will also develop your community of professionals. Please participate as early in the week as possible, and be sure to share your thoughts and ideas as often as you can throughout the unit.
Address the topics below. Your original response should be at least 350 words and should reflect the fact that you have completed the assigned readings for the week. Remember, this is your chance to illustrate not only your understanding, but also your mastery of the materials for the unit. Use your words wisely so the posting has substance and includes examples and explanations. Limit the use of direct quotes, and do your best to critically synthesize and evaluate the literature in your own words wherever possible. Make sure to include in-text citations and a reference list as appropriate.
Discussion topic 1 of 1
Compare and contrast the differences between single case research designs (SCRD) and group research designs used to investigate the effectiveness of interventions (e.g., studying a problem in an applied setting). Make sure to include a detailed description of the characteristics of SCRD with specific attention to the seven dimensions of applied behavior analysis discussed in the Baer, Wolf, and Risley (1968) article located in Course Documents. Finally, discuss how SCRD integrates research and practice through a scientist-practitioner service delivery model.
SOME CURRENT DIMENSIONS OF APPLIED
DONALD M. BAER, MONTROSE M. WOLF, AND TODD R. RISLEY
In this unit, you will read Chapter 1 of the Ledford & Gast (2019) text.
In addition to the chapters in your text, please read the following article and document located on Course Documents.
Baer, D. M., Wolf, M. M., Risley, T. R. (1968). Some current dimensions of applied behavior analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1, 91-97. Retrieved from National Center of Biotechnology Information, US National Library of Medicine website: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1310980/