Methodical Limitations Additional Research Recommendations
• Though the use of ABA research is recommended for the study of the problems of
human development like matters of curriculum for learning disabled children
there are limitations
1. The making decisions about a child’s educational program based on data.
There should be research concerned with how long to run a baseline period,
when to begin teaching technique and when it is time abandon one teaching
technique and replace it with another.
2. Matter of setting up a stable and consistent environment for the study. In
order to do this the researcher should define all environmental factors that
influence behavior and hold them constant throughout the baseline period. To
determine what is influencing behavior the researcher will change one
variable at a time and observe to see the relationship with measured behavior.
Focusing on only one behavior at a time helps narrow down what exactly is
the influencing factor in the environment affecting the behavior. Another
important factor for consistency is time. It is recommended that experimental
sessions be held at the same amount of time and at the same time each day.
Consistency in time can possibly help teaching and lead to greater success.
With that being said flexibility is still important and needs to be considered.
3. Generalization. The manner in which periods are set up to conduct research
studies to teach specific subjects may work counter to the no