Applied Behavior Analysis • Advanced Course

Behavioral Research Methodology

Learn how to analyze graphs, how to set up an experimental design, and how to demonstrate cause-effect relationships between environmental events and behavior.

20 spots available


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The course covers advanced topics in applied behavior analysis.

Participation is open, but recommended only for individuals who have already completed a curriculum that includes the topics listed in the following program: IBT course syllabus.

The prerequisites indicated here ensure a sufficient foundation for understanding the topics covered in the course.

Parents of children with learning difficulties, challenging behaviors, and/or autism.

The course is also aimed at educators, teachers, pedagogues, and speech therapists who want to introduce the behavioral approach (ABA) into their practice.

The potential users of future behavior technicians are individuals:

  • with autism
  • with ADHD
  • with Down syndrome
  • with eating disorders
  • with intellectual disabilities
  • who need learning support at school
  • with learning difficulties such as dyslexia and related disorders
  • who exhibit challenging behaviors such as aggression, self-injury, property destruction, non-compliance with adults
  • and many more…

Operational definition.
Measurement logistics.
Measuring the measure: indicators of acceptability of a measurement system.
Interpreting graphically processed data.
Research designs in behavioral analysis.
Internal, external, and social validity.
Conducting behavioral research.
Component, parametric, and comparative analysis.

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The course includes 1 laboratory with the following characteristics:

  • 8 hours of training divided into 3 sessions (4h, 2h, 2h).
  • During the 4-hour session, you will agree on a behavioral intervention project to be concretely implemented during your daily practice.
  • During the subsequent 2-hour sessions, the first follow-up and the second follow-up will allow you to receive feedback from the instructor on how to manage, correct, and improve your behavioral project.

Participation Fee: € 390 + € 10 administrative fees. The fee does not include the final course exam, which is optional and costs 90,00 €. Passing the exam will guarantee the issue of the certificate of attendance and passing the course.

Registration is only valid after payment is received.

Refunds for the participation fee will be issued exclusively in the following cases:

  1. If Gerard Enrico Segura Machado cancels or postpones the course,

  2. If the customer withdraws according to the rules defined in the “Withdrawal Policy” (see “General Terms and Conditions of Sale with Gerard Enrico Segura Machado”).

The course will start with a minimum of 11 participants. If the minimum threshold is not met, the start of the course may be postponed to the following month. Spots are limited.

A computer with Microsoft Excel or Apple Numbers is necessary to complete some practical activities. A wristwatch with a stopwatch and programmable timer (e.g., sports watches for programming running and rest times) is also recommended.

This course is in Italian due to the large number of participants, but if you know people who are interested, we could offer this training to English speakers. Please contact us.

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Fill out the registration form. Your registration will be effective only after payment. You can send the bank transfer receipt during registration.

Calendar 3thEdition

Lesson 1:
1. Introduction to Methodology
2. Operational Definition
3. Measurement Logistics
Sunday, September 29, 2024 (15:00 – 19:00)

Lesson 2:
1. Measuring the Measure: Indicators of Acceptability of a Measurement System
2. Threats to Measurement Validity
3. Evaluating Precision and Reliability of Measurements
Sunday, October 6, 2024 (15:00 – 19:00)

Lesson 3:
1. Notes on Graphical Data Representation
2. Interpreting Graphically Processed Data
Sunday, October 13, 2024 (15:00 – 19:00)

Lesson 4:
1. Research Designs in Behavioral Analysis
2. Reversal Design
3. Alternating Treatment Design
4. Multiple Baseline Design
Sunday, October 20, 2024 (15:00 – 19:00)

Lesson 5:
Internal, External, and Social Validity: How to Analyze and Evaluate if a Study is a Good Study
Sunday, October 27, 2024 (15:00 – 19:00)

Lesson 6:
1. Conducting Behavioral Research
2. Component, Parametric, and Comparative Analysis
Sunday, November 3, 2024 (15:00 – 19:00)

Conducting a Research Design to Demonstrate Behavioral Cause/Effect Relationships
Sunday, November 10, 2024 (15:00 – 19:00)
Sunday, December 1, 2024 (15:00 – 17:00)
Sunday, December 15, 2024 (15:00 – 17:00)

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Benefits of the ABA Course with Data Driven ABA


The course coordinator and main instructor is Michael Nicolosi, Psychologist (CH), BCBA® and IBA® (USA), AdC (IT)


32 hours of teaching (+ final exam) for comprehensive training


1 Laboratory to truly learn how to apply the ABA research methodology


Practical Activities on the Most Important ABA Procedures in the Methodological Field


Streaming via the Zoom platform. You can participate from anywhere.


Access to the Data Driven ABA Student Registry

Instructor of the Advanced Course

Michael Nicolosi Teacher ABA Training
Psychologist (CH), BCBA® and IBA® (USA), AdC (IT)
Michael Nicolosi

“It’s exciting when students get a ‘taste’ of ABA. Their eyes light up when they manage to modify a behavior for the first time.”

Payment Purpose
Student Name + Lastname + Methodology + 3th Edition
Example: Mario Benedetto Methodology 3th Edition

Cost € 400,00
Bank Schaffhauser Kantonalbank
IBAN CH85 0078 2008 2894 2210 2
Payable to Gerard Enrico Segura Machado
Address Winkelriedstrasse 10, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

Additional Information
Bank account 828.942-2 102

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