Behavior Analysis in Practice

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 196–203 | Cite as

A Model for Training Science-Based Practitioners in Behavior Analysis

  • Richard W. MalottEmail author
Special Section: Education of Behavior Analysts


Our goal should not be to train scientist-practitioners but rather to train science-based practitioners, that is practitioners who base their practice on scientifically solid, applied research; and when caught in a tight spot where there is no Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) research on which to depend, they base their practice on basic, scientific research, that is the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (JEAB) or more realistically B. F. Skinner’s pre-JEAB research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWestern Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

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