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THE PREDICTIVE VALIDITY OF STIMLULUS PREFERENCE ASSESSMENTS

2008, Specialist in Education, Miami University, School Psychology.
This study examined the predictability and stability of self-nomination and verbal forced choice reinforcer assessment methods. Reinforcers identified by self-nomination and verbal forced choice were compared to experimentally-established reinforcers to determine the ability of these two reinforcer assessment methods to accurately predict effective reinforcers. The study used an academically relevant maze passage to determine actual reinforcers. These methods were repeated four times within subjects to determine stability over time. These methods were completed with 15 elementary-age children in an analogue classroom setting. The results were analyzed using Kappa to eliminate chance agreement. Verbal forced choice was found to have more significant predictability than the nomination survey. When the procedures were replicated multiple times, nomination survey became more accurate, but verbal forced choice became more accurate as well. Ultimately, verbal forced choice was the most effective method for predicting reinforcers.
Jones Kevin, PhD (Committee Chair)
Katherine Wickstrom, PhD (Committee Member)
Steuart Watson, PhD (Committee Member)
Tonya Watson, PhD (Committee Member)
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