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ERIC Number: EJ899102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
An Evaluation of the Value of Choice-Making Opportunities in Single-Operant Arrangements: Simple Fixed- and Progressive-Ratio Schedules
Tiger, Jeffrey H.; Toussaint, Karen A.; Roath, Christopher T.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v43 n3 p519-524 Fall 2010
The current study compared the effects of choice and no-choice reinforcement conditions on the task responding of 3 children with autism across 2 single-operant paradigm reinforcer assessments. The first assessment employed simple fixed-ratio (FR) schedules; the second used progressive-ratio (PR) schedules. The latter assessment identified the differential strength of choice-making conditions in promoting task responding relative to no-choice conditions for 2 participants; no differential findings were obtained during the FR assessment. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Language: English
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