Beavers GA, Iwata BA, Lerman DC. (2013). Thirty years of research on the functional analysis of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46(1), 1-21. The authors of this study reviewed thirty years worth of data on the use of a functional analysis for problem behavior and provided comments on recent trends.
Hanley GP, Iwata BA, McCord BE. (2003). Functional analysis of problem behavior: A review. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36(2), 147–185. The authors reviewed several studies on the use of a functional analysis and based on their findings, developed best practices for the implementation of a functional analysis.
Muething, C. S., Call, N. A., Lomas Mevers, J., Zangrillo, A. N., Clark, S. B., & Reavis, A. R. (2017). Correspondence between the results of functional analyses and brief functional analyses. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 20(8), 549–559. This study compared the findings of a brief functional analysis to a complete functional analysis to verify consistency of findings between the two types of assessments on the same behavior/client at the same time.
Tincani, M. J., Castrogiavanni, A., & Axelrod, S. (1999). A comparison of the effectiveness of brief versus traditional functional analyses. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 20(5), 327–338. This study compared the findings of a brief functional analysis to the findings of a complete functional analysis on three adults with developmental disabilities.