3rd Edition

Single Case Research Methodology Applications in Special Education and Behavioral Sciences

Edited By Jennifer R. Ledford, David L. Gast Copyright 2018
    436 Pages
    by Routledge

    436 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Single Case Research Methodology, 3rd Edition presents a thorough, technically sound, user-friendly, and comprehensive discussion of single case research methodology. This book can serve as a detailed and complex reference tool for students, researchers, and practitioners who intend to conduct single case research design studies; interpret findings of single case design studies; or write proposals, manuscripts, or reviews of single case methodology research. The authors present a variety of single case research studies with a wide range of participants, including preschoolers, K-12 students, university students, and adults in a variety of childcare, school, clinical, and community settings, making the book relevant across multiple disciplines in social, educational, and behavioral science including special and general education; school, child, clinical, and neuropsychology; speech, occupational, recreation, and physical therapy; and social work.

    1. Research Approaches in Applied Settings 2. Ethical Principles and Practices in Research 3. Writing Tasks: Literature Reviews, Research Proposals, and Final Reports 4. Replication 5. Dependent Variables, Measurement, and Reliability 6. Independent Variables, Fidelity, and Social Validity 7. Visual Representation of Data 8. Visual Analysis of Graphic Data 9. Withdrawal and Reversal Designs 10. Multiple Baseline and Multiple Probe Designs 11. Comparative and Other Designs 12. Combination and Other Designs 13. Evaluating Quality and Rigor in Single Case Research 14. Synthesis and Meta-analysis of Single Case Research


    Jennifer R. Ledford is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University.

    David L. Gast is Professor Emeritus of Special Education in the Department of Communication Science and Special Education at the University of Georgia.

    "Single Case Research Methodology continues to be the authoritative text in this subject area, and this new edition provides additional chapters in contemporary areas of single case research methods. Clear writing and multiple applied examples make this a perfect text for graduate students across disciplines who are learning about single case design research. The expanded sections on visual analysis and straightforward applications to specific research designs will be very helpful for students. I look forward to adopting this new version in the future and incorporating the many updates into my courses."

    —Brian Reichow, Associate Professor, University of Florida, USA