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.


46th Annual Convention; Online; 2020

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Workshop #W71
CE Offered: BACB
Efficient Literature Searches Using Online Databases Available to You
Thursday, May 21, 2020
12:00 PM–3:00 PM
Area: AUT/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Nicole L. Bank, M.S.
NICOLE L. BANK (The PartnerShip, LLC; University of North Texas)
Description: Behavior analysts have theoretical, professional, and ethical obligations to stay in touch with the scholarly literature. General strategies for staying in contact with the scholarly literature are available (Carr and Briggs, 2010; Dubuque, 2011; Gillis & Carr, 2014) but as the popularity of online research resources increase, behavior analysts (both professional and academic) need to know how research is organized in these online systems. Furthermore, behavior analysts should understand what challenges our discipline pose when searching within this organizational system. This workshop provides an overview of online research resources for behavior analysts, explains how these resources are organized, and provides multiple examples of discipline-specific search strategies for more effective and efficient literature searches. This workshop will include multiple demonstrations and search results within a variety of research resources. The group will work together to conduct common literature search scenarios and/or research questions provided by workshop participants. Workshop participants will leave with the presentation slides and a table of where to find free, full text articles from relevant scholarly journals.
Learning Objectives: 1) Name at least two online sources of behavior analytic research 2) Describe how online research resources are organized 3) Observe and demonstrate examples of efficient, discipline-specific search strategies
Activities: Workshop content will be provided through an interactive lecture, live literature search demonstrations, examples of lecture components within the demonstrations, and literature searches conducted by the group.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for behavior analysts at all levels in their career.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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