Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Applied Behavior Analysis: M.S.
Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy
School of Health and Human Services
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Keywords and Subject Headings
equivalence-based instruction, higher education, stimulus equivalence, efficiency, complete instruction, training protocol
Equivalence-based instruction (EBI) is a method of presenting instructional content based on the principles of stimulus equivalence. EBI has been demonstrated to be a successful method of teaching advanced academic content to students in the university setting. EBI procedures have been shown to be efficient when teaching a variety of academically relevant content when compared to an alternative teaching approach. The purpose of this study is to compare the efficiency of an EBI training package, where students will be taught and tested for derived relations to a complete instruction (CI) package, where students will be directly taught all targeted relations. A within-subject counterbalanced experimental design will be used to compare mastery of training outcomes across teaching arrangement, for each participant, and across participants with altered teaching arrangements. We hope to add to the current literature by expanding the parameters in which efficiency is evaluated when comparing EBI to alternative instructional methods in higher education.
Madansingh, Anishka, "An Analysis of Efficiency in Equivalence-Based Instruction in Higher Education" (2022). Culminating Projects in Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy. 97.