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ABSC 936 Quantitative Analysis of Behavior

ABSC 936.  Quantitative Analysis of Behavior.  3 Credits.     

Advanced experimental course (doctoral-level) that demonstrates the operations of principles of behavior, and the quantitative models that describe them, in the context of basic research. Specific review of the methods to obtain the data necessary to permit a quantitative analysis of behavior, along with the quantitative analyses themselves, will be discussed. Students will learn the advantages and disadvantages of quantitative analyses in the behavioral sciences, along with a behavioral perspective on quantitative models of behavior. Students will obtain hands-on experience selecting data for a quantitative analysis, reviewing whether the data and proposed model meet the requisite assumptions of EAB research on quantitative models, and analyzing behavioral data using quantitative models. Prerequisite: ABSC 799.

Doctor of Philosophy in Behavioral Psychology

The Department of Applied Behavioral Science offers a curriculum through which students learn how to examine and address problems of social importance across the lifespan. Students receive training in the application of behavioral science to improve the human condition through prevention and intervention. The department’s doctoral program in behavioral psychology satisfies coursework requirements for Board Certification in Behavior Analysis and, in most states, licensure as a behavior analyst. It does not satisfy requirements for licensure in psychology.