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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Paper Session #292
CE Offered: BACB
Social Validity and Efficacy of Behavioral College Teaching Methods
Sunday, May 26, 2024
12:30 PM–12:55 PM
Marriott Downtown, Level 5, Grand Ballroom Salon F
Area: TBA
Instruction Level: Advanced
Chair: Eric Anderson (Bowling Green State University)
CE Instructor: Eric Anderson, Ph.D.
Social Validity and Efficacy of Behavioral College Teaching Methods
Domain: Applied Research
ERIC ANDERSON (Bowling Green State University), Ashley Ajemigbitse (Bowling Green State University)
Abstract: Many college classrooms utilize traditional lecture which requires students to learn by listening and taking notes, and courses where the principles of behavior and applied behavior analysis are taught are no exception. To bridge the gap between the lack of engagement in traditional lecture and the need for college students to understand and apply conceptual knowledge, behavioral college teaching methods have been designed. Two of these methods Interteaching (Boyce & Hineline, 2002) and Active Student Responding (e.g. Response Cards; Shabani & Carr, 2004) have been used to ensure that students have an opportunity to engage with content and apply theoretical and conceptual skills using low stakes assessment and peer learning opportunities. This presentation reviews data from two sections of an undergraduate applied behavior analysis course comparing the effectiveness and social validity of instruction comparing response cards and Interteaching on quiz scores for quizzes comprised of short answer and multiple-choice questions. Data from 33 undergraduate students including social validity surveys, alternating treatment designs, and a regression analysis of scores will be presented.
Target Audience: Attendees, should have advanced knowledge of single subject and research design, as well as basic knowledge of statistical analysis (e.g., understand significant effects)
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to describe the application of two behavioral teaching methods (i.e., interteaching, response cards) with undergraduate students. Participants will compare the effectiveness of behavioral teaching methods. Participants will compare the social validity and preference for the methods used.



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