Risk-Benefit Analysis on Public Statements
Public Statements Public statements include, but are not limited to, paid or unpaid advertising, brochures, printed matter, directory listings, personal resumes or curriculum vitae, interviews or comments for use in media, statements in legal proceedings, lectures and public presentations, social media, and published materials.
Research Any data-based activity designed to generate generalizable knowledge for the discipline, often through professional presentations or publications. The use of an experimental design does not by itself constitute research. Professional presentation or publication of already collected data are exempt from elements in section 9.0 (Behavior Analysts and Research) that pertain to prospective research activities (e.g., 9.02a). However, all remaining relevant elements from section 9.0 apply (e.g., 9.01 Conforming with Laws and Regulations; 9.03 Informed Consent relating to use of client data).
Research Review Board A group of professionals whose stated purpose is to review research proposals to ensure the ethical treatment of human research participants. This board might be an official entity of a government or university (e.g., Institutional Review Board, Human Research Committee), a standing committee within a service agency, or an independent organization created for this purpose.
Rights and Prerogatives of Clients Rights and prerogatives of clients refers to human rights, legal rights, rights codified within behavior analysis, and organizational and administrative rules and regulations designed to benefit the client.
Risk-Benefit Analysis A risk-benefit analysis is a deliberate evaluation of the potential risks (e.g., limitations, side effects, costs) and benefits (e.g., treatment outcomes, efficiency, savings) associated with a given intervention. A risk-benefit analysis should conclude with a course of action associated with greater benefits than risks.
Service Record A client’s service record includes, but is not limited to, written behavior-change plans, assessments, graphs, raw data, electronic recordings, progress summaries, and written reports.
Student A student is an individual who is matriculated at a college/university. This Code applies to the student during formal behavior-analytic instruction.
Supervisee A supervisee is any individual whose behavior-analytic services are overseen by a behavior analyst within the context of a defined, agreed-upon relationship.
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