SOME GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN APPLIED BEHAVIORAL PHARMACOLOGY

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Address correspondence to Frans van Haaren, Autism Early Intervention Clinics and The ABA Academy, 8950 Dr ML King Street N, Suite 170, St. Petersburg, Florida 33702 (e-mail: haaren@autismclinics.com).

Abstract

The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) has published a number of articles on the behavioral effects of psychomotor stimulant drugs in individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Some additional JABA publications have included investigations of the behavioral effects of other drugs. However, a review of these articles revealed many methodological differences among studies, which makes it difficult to evaluate the relative contribution of each research effort to the overall database. In this context, we offer some guidelines to solidify the methodological rigor of behavior pharmacological research published in JABA.

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