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 ... continued below

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Cason, Caroline Adelaide December 2005.

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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.

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Cason, Caroline Adelaide. A Comparison of Brief Versus Extended Paired-Choice Preference Assessment Outcomes., thesis, December 2005; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4975/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .