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.


38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

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Panel #47
Professional Development Series: Partnering With and Mentoring Graduate Students in Learning Single Case Research
Saturday, May 26, 2012
2:30 PM–3:20 PM
606 (Convention Center)
Area: EAB/DDA; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Erica Strickland (Texas A&M University)
TONYA NICHOLE DAVIS (Baylor University)
JENNIFER GANZ (Texas A&M University)
RUSSELL LANG (Texas State University-San Marcos)

Single case research design is frequently implemented in applied behavior analysis research. Implementation of this design requires the ability to collect data in a manner in which progress can be monitored effectively. Researchers must be capable of designing rigorous single case research. To do so, a researcher must be knowledgeable in single case design, data collection methodologies, and data analysis options. Mentoring is an important means of disseminating this knowledge. Single case design research mentorship with graduate students will afford them the opportunity to learn how to create rigorous research designs as well as assist them in developing skills to collaborate with schools, families, and other agencies for research opportunities. Through guided practice, graduate students will gain a better understanding of the multiple methods for conducting single case research as well as analyzing data. Partnering with graduate students will not only give them a thorough understanding of the criteria for single case research methodologies, design, and analysis options but will also establish invaluable connections and opportunities for future endeavors. This panel discussion will include 3 researchers who are experienced in working with graduate students in designing, implementing, and publishing single case research studies. Panel members will discuss how they have structured experiences for graduate students, pitfalls to avoid, best practices, and suggestions for graduates seeking mentorship in single case research. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.

Keyword(s): Graduate Student, Mentoring, Partnering, SingleCase Research



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