Behavior analysts have rigorously tested the principles of their science for over 50 years. Unlike many sciences, ABA researchers administer numerous controls to enhance the validity of their experiments. Some of these controls include: baseline measures, inter-observer agreement, treatment integrity, and social validity. Furthermore, behavior analytic research refrains from “averaging” data, which can mask the true effectiveness (or ineffectiveness) of an intervention. Click here to access decades of peer-reviewed articles on ABA’s principles and methods, in The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA).