Date of Award

8-1-2016

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Behavior Analysis and Therapy

First Advisor

Dixon, Mark

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to evaluate how augmental rules placed in a workplace setting can increase staff data collection. The agencies included residential settings and day programs for adults with disabilities. The residential settings and day programs are designed to prepare adults to function and live in various settings by promoting independence in daily living, social integration, responsible decision making, and economic self-sufficiency. This study utilized a between group analysis of 25 experimental subjects and a quasi-randomized control group to evaluate the influence of augmental rules to increase data collection behaviors by staff. The results of this study showed that the inclusion of augmental rules resulted in a significant increase in staff data collection compared to the control group (p value of .001)

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