Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Behavior Analysis and Therapy

First Advisor

Dixon, Mark


The purpose of the present study was to examine the difference between a computer-mediated equivalence-based instruction (EBI) versus a human-mediated equivalence-based instruction. This study used two delivery methods to train stimulus relations across three stimulus classes with four members in each class per delivery method. The computer mediated EBI used Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 and the human-mediated training used printed stimuli on laminated paper cards delivered on a tabletop. Four participants were recruited from a university in southern Illinois. Results showed that the computer-mediated instruction was as effective as traditional human-mediated instructions. Implications for practitioners and suggestions for future research was discussed.




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