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.


50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Panel #357
CE Offered: BACB
Harmonizing Mixed Research Methods: A Path to Enrich Behavior Analytic Research and Practice
Sunday, May 26, 2024
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Marriott Downtown, Level 5, Grand Ballroom Salon AB
Area: TBA; Domain: Theory
CE Instructor: Rocco G Catrone, Ph.D.
Chair: Arvind Ramakrishnan (The Chicago School)
ROCCO G CATRONE (The Chicago School Professional Psychology)
EMILY GREGORI (University of Illinois at Chicago)
KWADWO O. BRITWUM (Mount Saint Mary's University)

This panel presentation delves into the dynamic world of mixed research methods and their indispensable role in advancing behavior analytic research and practice. Within the field of behavior analysis, the traditional focus has been on single-subject methodologies which has allowed for a robust look at specific variables associated with quantitative behavior change. However, many other fields utilize larger group design methodologies and qualitative research that may benefit behavioral research. As a result, mixed research methods bridge the gap between quantitative and qualitative approaches, offering a more comprehensive perspective on complex human behavior. Our panel of will explore the potential of integrating qualitative data to enhance the depth and contextual understanding of behavior analytic research. We will discuss practical applications of mixed methods in clinical, research, and educational settings. This presentation will discuss and provide examples that will help to equip attendees with the knowledge and tools needed to embrace the synergy of mixed research methods in behavior analysis. This, ultimately, will help to foster more effective and nuanced practices for the benefit of individuals across diverse behavioral landscapes.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Individuals who have engaged in single subject, group design, qualitative, mixed methods, or related research from theses to robust research lines.

Learning Objectives: 1) Review and identify common research methods utilized within and outside of behavior analysis. 2) Identify and discriminate between common research methodological approaches within behavior analytic work. 3) Describe how to apply mixed method research approaches to be used in audience's daily practice.
Keyword(s): Community-based Research, Inclusion, Mixed Methods, Research



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