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ERIC Number: EJ859310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Evaluation of the Multiple-Stimulus without Replacement Preference Assessment Method Using Activities as Stimuli
Daly, Edward J., III; Wells, Nikki J.; Swanger-Gagne, Michelle S.; Carr, James E.; Kunz, Gina M.; Taylor, Ashley M.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v42 n3 p563-574 Fall 2009
The current study examined the accuracy of the multiple-stimulus without replacement (MSWO) preference assessment for identifying preferred common classroom activities as reinforcers with children with behavioral disorders. The accuracy of predictions from the MSWO regarding high, medium, and low stimulus preference was tested by providing contingent access to activities for completing math problems within an independent seatwork format. Overall, there was an interaction effect between preference ranking (high, medium, or low) and number of problems completed. The results confirm and extend previous findings regarding the accuracy of predictions with the MSWO. The findings also reveal, however, some individual differences that may account for instances in which student behavior did not conform to predictions of stimulus preference assessments. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
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Language: English
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