ISSN(Print): 2709-6254 | ISSN(Online) : 2709-6262 | ISSN-L : 2709-6254


Social Validity: A Note on Triad Perceptions with Triad Methodical Levels of the Behavioral Intervention Program


  1. Hina Hadayat Ali
    Ph. D Scholar, Institute of Special Education, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  2. Dr. Hina Fazil
    Assistant Professor, Institute of Special Education, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan


The purpose of the researchers was to examine the social validity of discrete trial training (DTT) program in this behavioral intervention study. The value of social validity needed to be noted at three levels: 1) relevance and importance of the formulated goals of this behavioral intervention study to the persons involved; 2) executed procedures are acceptable and are more likely to be applicable to the participants; and 3) perceived outcomes of this behavioral intervention study is satisfactory. The researchers outlined specific ways to examine the importance of social validity at all three levels. The researchers developed a Hina-Hina Social Validity Questionnaires of DTT Program for the Participants, Parents and Teachers of the Study based on the conceptual work of Wolf in 1970 to obtain data and hence statistically analyzed. The closure of findings finally led the researchers to conclude that the social importance and the acceptability of the formulated goals, executed procedures and perceived outcomes of the DTT program obtained 100% consensus across all the items except 5 items by the perception of the participants, parents and teachers.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Intervention, Discrete Trial Training Program, Formulated Goals, Perceived Outcomes, Social Validity


Article # 81
Volume # 2
Issue # 4

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DOI Number: 10.47205/jdss.2021(2-IV)81
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