Never before have we had so much information readily available at our fingertips. We literally have the world in front of us. Want to see something new and exciting? No problem. Want to learn a new language? You sure can. Want to learn a totally new topic or learn more about one? You can do … Continue reading Who’s Responsible?
It’s interesting (and somewhat concerning) to me that for so long, I’ve been taught to analyze the elements and not so much the system. I’ve been told time and time again, if you break down a complex phenomenon into more manageable parts, then you will be able to understand how something works. Literally, take it … Continue reading Complexity Maybe an Understatement
I was recently asked if I would like to focus on practical or theoretical research. It’s an important question to think about. I’m not saying my answer is set in stone, but at this stage in my career, I am primarily interested in practical research questions. I’m not disregarding the importance of theoretical research questions; … Continue reading Research Thoughts
Class is always very interesting to me. I get to hear many different perspectives when it comes to the complexity of systems. For many, systems are embedded in our everyday life, I mean really embedded. To be honest, I’ve never really thought about the systems I’m apart of. Yeah, school is a system, work is … Continue reading A System Shift
The purposes of research is quite simple - to explore, to describe, and/or to explain. We use these three little words in our everyday language and probably think little of it. But in the world of research, these words can turn into the main focus of a research project. For much of real world research, … Continue reading To Explore, To Describe, or To Explain?
Autism intervention is not for the faint at heart. Emotions run high. It’s a stressful environment. There are agreements and even more disagreements. Some interventions work – others don’t. You progress 2 steps just to be pushed back 10 steps. It seems relentless. So why do it? That honestly comes down to the person. Many … Continue reading Part of a System
The world of research is vast, yet I feel as though I have very limited exposure to it. Qualitative methods and multi-strategy (mixed methods approaches) are not typically considered in behavior analysis. I’m not saying no one ever tries these methods, but publication of the articles are currently few and far between in the flagship … Continue reading My Research Journey