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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MHS6796

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Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    3128 2013-03-13
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Child and Family Studies BC 58300050
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Raymond Miltenberger 8139745079 miltenbe@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MHS 6796 Single Case Experimental Design In Applied Behavior Analysis

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) -
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Single Case Exp Design in ABA
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Describes ABA research methodology with emphasis on single case experimental designs that utilize within subject repeated measures of behavior: multiple baseline, ABAB reversal, alternating treatments, and changing criterion designs.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed to meet state requirements, licensure, etc

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    The content of this course is taught in the ABA program but not in Psychology. Therefore the PSY prefix is not appropriate and the MHS prefix used in the ABA program is most appropriate

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D.training in behavior analysis and BCBA or eligible


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Students will understand the logic behind single case time series designs and the practical utility of the various designs.

    2. Students will learn to identify the different types of single case designs and be able to recommend particular designs for use in both research and practice.

    3. Students will learn the similarities and differences between single case and group designs.

    4. Students will learn how to draw valid inferences from data including how to assess variability, reliability, and generalization.

    5. Students will understand the importance of treatment integrity and social validity when conducting research.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Students will understand the logic behind single case time series designs and the practical utility of the various designs.

    2. Students will learn to identify the different types of single case designs and be able to recommend particular designs for use in both research and practice.

    3. Students will learn the similarities and differences between single case and group designs.

    4. Students will learn how to draw valid inferences from data including how to assess variability, reliability, and generalization.

    5. Students will understand the importance of treatment integrity and social validity when conducting research.

    C. Major Topics

    Background

    - Historical Overview of Single-Case

    Methodology

    Conducting Scientific Research:

    Types of Validity and Threats to Validity

    Data Collection Methods I

    Operational Definitions

    Social Validity

    Reliability and Validity

    Data Collection Methods II

    Measuring Overt Behavior

    Assessment Strategies

    Observation

    Quality of Measurement

    - Interobserver Agreement

    - Reactivity

    Intro. to Single-Case Research Designs

    - Stability, Trend, Variablity

    Treatment Integrity

    - Integrity of Independent Variables

    - Threats to Integrity

    Designs

    ABA, ABAB

    Multiple-Baseline

    Changing Criterion

    Designs Continued

    Multiple Treatment

    Alternating Treatment

    Student Critique Presentations

    Review of Designs

    Additional Design Options

    Student Critique Presentations

    Mid-Term Exam

    Data Evaluation – Intro to Graphing Data

    Data Evaluation Continued

    Graphic Display of Data

    Visual Inspection & Interpretation

    Student Critique Presentations

    Challenges and Limitations of Single-Case Design

    Student Critique Presentations

    Quasi-Single-Case Experimental Designs

    Solomon Four Group Design

    Student Critique Presentations

    Group Designs and Statistical Analysis for Single-Case Research

    Student Critique Presentations

    Translational Research

    Evidence-Based Practice

    Student Critique Presentations

    D. Textbooks

    Sidman, M. (1960). Tactics of scientific research. Boston: Authors Cooperative

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Required Readings:

    Kazdin, A.E. (2011). Single-Case Research Designs (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press, New

    York, NY.

    Journal readings assigned weekly (mainly from JABA, which are available from the JABA web site (http://seab.envmed.rochester.edu/jaba)

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    (40%): midterm and a final exam

    (20%): quizes

    (10%): discussion questions and participation

    (10%): method section paper

    (10%): research article critiques

    (10%): student led presentation on chosen research

    article critique

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Exams

    Quizzes

    Discussion Questions and Participation

    Method Section Paper

    Research Article Critiques

    Student Led Presentation on Chosen Research Article Critique

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Your attendance in class is expected. As a graduate student you will actively participate in class discussions and activities. You will not miss class except for an illness or emergency (do not schedule a trip during any class meeting dates, do not schedule meetings during class times, do not stay home from class to study for a test in another class, etc.). If you must miss a class due to illness or emergency, you are responsible for anything that happens in class including announcements, changes in assignments, quizzes, additions or deletions from the syllabus, change in class schedule, etc. I expect to be informed in advance (phone or e-mail) and provided with an explanation if you will be absent from class.

    Our Department follows the University Policy on Academic Integrity.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Applied Behavior Analysis Masters Program


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Students in special education, public health, education, or psychology might find the course valuable.



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