Recipriocal Imitation Training
For Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis, students must submit a research proposal in which they present a research design they have chosen to use in order to evaluate a treatment(I chose Reciprocal Imitation Training). A critical analysis and reflection on the reasons why this design is appropriate and its strengths and weaknesses is essential. Students must also provide details on the behavior measurement techniques they will use and how data will be displayed in graphs. Any ethical implications arising as a result of the use of this design should be commented. Real data are not essential for the completion of this assignment but an example of a graph is welcome, to be included with expected outcomes of the treatment. (2000 words) (weighted 75%). Research proposal outline (can be adapted to suit your research idea): * Present dependent variable (definition, description, etc.). * Present independent variable (intervention) and briefly justify why it is appropriate by providing references. * Critically analyse and reflect upon the reasons why this design is appropriate and its strengths and weaknesses. * Provide details on the behaviour measurement techniques to be used to measure the dependent variable(s). * Provide details of how data will be displayed in graphs (real data are not essential for the completion of this assignment but an example of a graph is welcome, to be included with expected outcomes of the treatment). * Discuss any ethical implications arising as a result of the use of this design.
I chose my topic or treatment as Reciprocal Imitation Training. My thought is designing a reciprocal imitation program to run with the students 5-10 times a day. In this is I would record the number of times the child correctly imitates my behavior with the toy. I am open to other ideas.