ANKARA UNIVERSITESI EGITIM BILIMLERI FAKULTESI OZEL EGITIM DERGISI-ANKARA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION, vol.9, no.1, pp.55-67, 2008 (ESCI)
Social validity is a concept that has an increasing importance in all applied researches conducted in special education field. In applied researches it is hoped that the behavioral goals they select for study are significant, that the procedures they develop are appropriate, and that the effects produced are important for clients and society. But the desired modifications of behavior are too important to be left only to the expectations of individuals and researchers. In this study, graduate thesis conducted with using behavioral procedures in special education field in Turkey between 2000-2008 years were examined and how assessment of social validity in these thesis is described. At the end of the study having examined all researches, we determined that social validity was assessed via subjective evaluation and we finished our paper with some suggestions about assessment of social validity.