Unit 6 Assignment 1
This assignment is the third component of your Assessment, Intervention Support, and Related Systems project. In Unit 4, you described the graphic displays and measurement that will be used to make sense of the behavioral data available in your case study. Although measurement and graphic displays can reveal whether, when, and to what extent behavior has changed, they alone cannot reveal what brought about the behavior change.
This assignment will give you the chance to explore?and uncover a wide range of theoretical underpinnings necessary for developing a more complete understanding of the behavioral research that builds the foundational knowledge necessary to analyze ABA case studies and real-life scenarios. Please refer to What Is the Literature Review? in the Resources for a refresher on how to be a skilled researcher.
For this assignment, you will be assessed on your understanding of the following course competencies:
E6?25 Apply combined methods of behavior change.
E6?25 Use ABA concepts, principles, and methods to analyze and change covert and overt behaviors.
E6?25 Evaluate function-based interventions to make appropriate selections.
How to Organize Your Paper
Your paper will be divided in two parts. Use the following subheadings in your paper and format your subheadings in APA style.
Subheading 1: Introduction (1 paragraph). The introduction provides an overview of your research plan. At a minimum, it must re-state the following from the Unit 2 assignment:
5. Behavioral challenge and outcome criteria identified. ?
6. Social significance of the target behavior and outcome criteria in your case study. ?
Subheading 2: Theoretical Underpinnings (6–8 pages). This section will consist of your evaluation of the literature compiled. In this evaluation, you must demonstrate proficiency in:
1. Applying relevant ABA concepts, principles, and methods for the behavioral challenge and outcome criteria in the case study. ?
2. Comparing and contrasting theoretical underpinnings for behavioral challenges and outcome criteria in the case study. ?
3. Evaluating research studies to distinguish purpose, benefits, strengths, and weaknesses in the ABA field. ?
Other Assignment Requirements
E6?25 Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
E6?25 APA formatting: Use current APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines.
E6?25 References: At least 10–12 scholarly resources, which should be peer-reviewed journal articles or other recently written
scholarly articles.?25 Length of paper: 8–10 approximately typed, double-spaced pages.
25 Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point. E6
assignment. You may also wish to revisit the course project description.
Note: Your instructor may also use the APA Writing Feedback Rubric to provide additional feedback on your academic writing. The writing feedback rubric does not affect your assignment grade, but its feedback may factor into the grading criteria, if professional communication and writing is a course competency. Evaluate your own work using this rubric. Refer to the Learner Guide for instructions on viewing instructor feedback.
Literature Review Scoring Guide
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