Tabletop versus computer-match-to-sample
Allen Karsina, William H. Ahearn
Date of Award
Master of Science
Department or Academic Unit
Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology.
Psychology, Behavioral, match to sample, procedural integrity, training, treatment integrity
Integrity - Case studies
This study compared procedural integrity measures in two formats of match-to-sample (MTS) instruction using a multiple baseline design in which the training order was counterbalanced across 6 participants. In one format, instructional stimuli included picture cards presented on a board (Tabletop format). In the other format, a laptop computer was used and stimuli were presented using PowerPoint (PowerPoint format). Training sessions were conducted as role-plays supplemented by itemized feedback on skills from a procedural integrity (PI) checklist, and continued until 100% PI was demonstrated. Itemized feedback was followed by performance improvements in 69% of opportunities. The Tabletop procedure took fewer sessions to train (mean=5) than the PowerPoint procedure (mean=7), but skills learned from the PowerPoint procedure generalized more to the Tabletop procedure than in the other direction (2 of the 3 participants who first completed training in the PowerPoint procedure required no additional training to run the Tabletop procedure with 100% PI). During follow-up sessions, participants performed marginally better using the PowerPoint procedure (mean=90% PI) than the Tabletop procedure (mean=86% PI).
Rishi Edward Chelminski
Chelminski, Rishi Edward, "Comparing two match-to-sample instructional formats: Tabletop vs. PowerPoint" (2010). Applied Behavioral Analysis Master's Theses. Paper 31. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000282
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