This text ntroduces readers to the history, epistemology, and strategies of single-case research design. The authors offer concrete information on how to observe, measure, and interpret change in relevant outcome variables and how to design strategies that promote causal inferences.
- Includes case vignettes on specific single-case designs
- Describes clinical and applied case studies
- Draws on multiple examples of single-case designs from published journals across a wide range of disciplines
- Covers recent developments in applied research, including meta-analysis and the distinction between statistical and clinical significance
- Provides pedagogical tools to help readers master the material, including a glossary, interim summaries, end-of-chapter review questions, and activities that encourage active processing of material.
This text is intended for students and practitioners in a variety of disciplines—including psychology, nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy—who are increasingly called upon to document the effectiveness of interventions.