Comparative Analysis

A comparative analysis looks at two or more treatments in an attempt to determine which is more effective.

The Big Question: Which one worked better?

Real Life example: Which keyboard types faster, a T-Mobile Sidekick or a Blackberry?

Clinical Example: In working with a client whose behavior is primarily maintained by negative attention, the team implements planned ignoring vs. functional communication training (learning to recruit attention by saying, “excuse me”) and measures which is more effective in reducing challenging behavior.