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Single-Subject Research : Application in Educational and Clinical Settings

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9781565937994

ISBN10:
1565937996
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/1/1998
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning

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Summary

This practical, user-friendly textbook provides background knowledge, basic concepts, and understanding of relevant issues related to applied behavior analysis and specifically to single subject research designs.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
PART 1 Conducting Single Subject Research: Issues and Procedures 1(104)
CHAPTER 1 Historical Aspects and Important Concepts in Single Subject Research
3(16)
Historical Aspects of Single Subject Research
4(2)
Basic Concepts and Definitions of Terms
6(4)
Notations
10(2)
The X-Y or Line Graph
12(7)
CHAPTER 2 Methods for Changing Target Behaviors
19(26)
Methods to Increase or Maintain Behavior
21(12)
Methods to Decrease Behavior
33(12)
CHAPTER 3 Methods for Recording Behavior
45(38)
Anecdotal Records
47(2)
Event-Based Methods for Recording and Reporting Behavior
49(14)
Time-Based Methods for Recording and Reporting Behavior
63(2)
A Few Words About These Methods
65(18)
CHAPTER 4 Issues in Single Subject Research
83(22)
The Concepts of Prediction, Verification, and Replication
84(4)
Reliability and Validity
88(9)
Ethics
97(8)
PART 2 Overview and Application of Single Subject Designs 105(158)
CHAPTER 5 Overview of Withdrawal Designs
107(16)
The A-B Design
108(2)
Mechanics of the Withdrawal Designs
110(3)
Prediction, Verification, and Replication
113(1)
Advantages of the Withdrawal Design
114(2)
Disadvantages of the Withdrawal Design
116(1)
Adaptations of the Typical Withdrawal Design
117(6)
CHAPTER 6 Application of Withdrawal Designs
123(22)
The A-B-A Design
124(5)
The A-B-A-B Design
129(4)
The A-B-A-C Design
133(4)
The A-B-A-B-A-B Design
137(8)
CHAPTER 7 Overview of Multiple Baseline Designs
145(28)
The Basic Multiple Baseline Design
146(1)
Mechanics of the Multiple Baseline Design
147(7)
Advantages of the Multiple Baseline Design
154(1)
Disadvantages of the Multiple Baseline Design
155(1)
The Different Multiple Baseline Designs
156(8)
Adaptations of the Multiple Baseline Design
164(9)
CHAPTER 8 Application of Multiple Baseline Designs
173(18)
Multiple Baseline Across Behaviors Design
174(5)
Multiple Baseline Across Subjects Design
179(5)
Multiple Baseline Across Settings Design
184(7)
CHAPTER 9 Overview of Alternating Treatments Designs
191(18)
Alternating Treatments With No Baseline Design
193(1)
Baseline Followed by Alternating Treatments Design
194(3)
Baseline Followed by Alternating Treatments and a Final Treatment Phase Design
197(1)
Prediction, Verification, and Replication
197(2)
Advantages of the Alternating Treatments Design
199(2)
Disadvantages of the Alternating Treatments Design
201(4)
Adaptations of the Alternating Treatments Design
205(4)
CHAPTER 10 Application of Alternating Treatments Designs
209(18)
Alternating Treatments With No Baseline Design
210(4)
Baseline Followed by Alternating Treatments Design
214(6)
Baseline Followed by Alternating Treatments and a Final Treatment Phase Design
220(7)
CHAPTER 11 Overview of Changing Criterion Designs
227(16)
The Basic Changing Criterion Design
228(2)
Issues Related to Changing Criterion Designs
230(4)
Prediction, Verification, and Replication
234(1)
Advantages of the Changing Criterion Design
234(1)
Disadvantages of the Changing Criterion Design
235(1)
Adaptations of the Changing Criterion Design
236(7)
CHAPTER 12 Application of Changing Criterion Designs
243(20)
Basic Changing Criterion Design: Increasing Behavior
244(4)
Basic Changing Criterion Design: Decreasing Behavior
248(5)
Changing Criterion Design With Treatment Phases of Different Lengths
253(4)
Changing Criterion Design With a Return to Baseline Phase
257(6)
PART 3 Analyzing Results from Single Subject Studies 263(34)
CHAPTER 13 Methods for Analyzing Data
265(32)
Visual Analysis
266(12)
Statistical Analysis
278(7)
Qualitative Analysis
285(6)
A Final Word
291(6)
INDEX 297


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