Florida Tech’s Applied Behavior Analysis program is the fifth most prolific producer of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) research in the past 15 years, according to a study published in the Aug. 4 edition of Behavioral Analysis in Practice. Entitled “An Alternative Measure of Research Productivity Among Behavior Analytic Graduate Training Programs: a response to Dixon et al. (2015)”, the study was authored by Florida Tech faculty member David A. Wilder and graduate students Joshua L. Lipschultz, David P. Kelley, Catalina Rey and Amy Enderli.
It ranked research-producing ABA programs at universities around the world based on the number of publications authored by program faculty members published in all issues of Behavior Analysis in Practice, Behavioral Interventions, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Behavioral Education, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and Analysis of Verbal Behavior between 2000 and 2014.
The Florida Tech ABA program’s 62 publications was just 3 short of the number four spot held by Southern Illinois University, with 65 publications. The University of Florida is the lead producer of ABA research with 115 publications.