Single Case Research Methodology

Applications in Special Education and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition

Edited by David L. Gast, Jennifer R. Ledford

© 2014 – Routledge

416 pages

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About the Book

In this anticipated new edition of Single Case Research Methodology, David L. Gast and Jennifer R. Ledford detail why and how to apply standard principles of single case research methodology to one’s own research or professional project. Using numerous and varied examples, they demonstrate how single case research can be used for research in behavioral and school psychology, special education, speech and communication sciences, language and literacy, occupational therapy, and social work.

This thoroughly updated new edition features two entirely new chapters on measurement systems and controversial issues in single subject research, in addition to sample data sheets, graphic displays, and detailed guidelines for conducting visual analysis of graphic data. This book will be an important resource to student researchers, practitioners, and university faculty who are interested in answering applied research questions and objectively evaluating educational and clinical practices.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Applied Research in Education and Behavioral Sciences, David L. Gast & Jennifer R. Ledford

Chapter 2 Scientific Research in Educational and Clinical Settings, David L. Gast & James W. Tawney

Chapter 3 Ethical Principles and Practices in Research, Linda Mechling, David L. Gast, & Justin Lane

Chapter 4 Writing Tasks: Literature Reviews, Research Proposals, and Final Reports, Mark Wolery & Kathleen L. Lane

Chapter 5 Scientific Research in Educational and Clinical Settings, David L. Gast & Jennifer R. Ledford

Chapter 6 Replication, David L. Gast

Chapter 7 Dependent Measures and Measurement Systems, Kevin Ayres & Jennifer R. Ledford

Chapter 8 Visual Representation of Data, Amy D. Spriggs, Justin Lane, & David L. Gast

Chapter 9 Visual Analysis of Graphic Data, David L. Gast & Amy D. Spriggs

Chapter 10 Withdrawal and Reversal Designs, David L. Gast & Dianna H. Baekey

Chapter 11 Multiple Baseline and Multiple Probe Designs, David L. Gast, Blair P. Lloyd, & Jennifer R. Ledford

Chapter 12 Comparative and Other Designs, Mark Wolery, David L. Gast, & Jennifer R. Ledford

Chapter 13 Combination and Other Designs, Jennifer R. Ledford & David L. Gast

Chapter 14 Controversial and Critical Issues in Single Case Research, Jennifer R. Ledford, Mark Wolery, & David L. Gast

About the Editors

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

Jennifer R. Ledford is Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Department of Special Education, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Research & Methodology