Culminating Project Title

Randomization in Multiple Baseline Designs

Date of Award

12-2018

Culminating Project Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Applied Behavior Analysis: M.S.

Department

Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy

College

School of Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Benjamin Witts

Second Advisor

Kimberly Schulze

Third Advisor

Michele Traub

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

applied behavior analysis

Abstract

In empirical work, randomization is seen as an effective means of controlling for potential biases. This thesis reviews the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) multiple baseline design articles from 1968-2017 to identify if and how articles randomize their participants, phases, trials, settings, or other factors. In this review, we suggest the requirement of randomization in multiple baseline design articles that is determined prior to the start of baseline to improve internal validity.

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