A comparison of brief versus extended paired-choice preference assessment outcomes.

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Few studies have systematically evaluated whether preferences can reliably be identified using brief procedures. Typically, studies have used brief procedures to select potential reinforcers for use in intervention procedures. A total of 17 food and leisure paired-choice preference assessments were administered to 10 subjects in order to evaluate the extent to which the results of a brief (i.e., single-session) assessment correspond with those from more extended procedures (i.e., 5 sessions). Eleven out of the 17 brief and extended assessments identified the same stimulus as the most preferred (highest rank). Outcomes suggest that a brief assessment can be useful when a single, potent reinforcing stimulus is desired, and an extended assessment should be conducted when a larger number of preferred stimuli is desired.

Creator(s): Cason, Caroline Adelaide
Creation Date: December 2005
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: December 2005
  • Digitized: February 12, 2008
Description:

Few studies have systematically evaluated whether preferences can reliably be identified using brief procedures. Typically, studies have used brief procedures to select potential reinforcers for use in intervention procedures. A total of 17 food and leisure paired-choice preference assessments were administered to 10 subjects in order to evaluate the extent to which the results of a brief (i.e., single-session) assessment correspond with those from more extended procedures (i.e., 5 sessions). Eleven out of the 17 brief and extended assessments identified the same stimulus as the most preferred (highest rank). Outcomes suggest that a brief assessment can be useful when a single, potent reinforcing stimulus is desired, and an extended assessment should be conducted when a larger number of preferred stimuli is desired.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Behavior Analysis
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Keyword(s): paired-choice | preference assessment | brief assessment | extended assessment
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 68717479 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc4975
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Cason, Caroline Adelaide
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