Article Review: Increasing the Efficiency of Paired-Stimulus Preference Assessments (AR 4)

Article Review


Ciccone F. J., Graff, R. B., & Ahearn, W. H. (2015). Increasing the efficiency of paired-stimulus preference assessments by identifying categories of preference. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 221-226.

1. Identify the purpose of the study
2. Describe the authors’ rationale for utilizing a paired-stimulus preference assessment
3. Identify the dependent variables of the study
4. Describe the conditions of the reinforcer assessment
5. Describe the results of the study regarding preference for categories of stimuli and the reinforcing effectiveness of tested and untested stimuli
6. Discuss one limitation of the study

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