Single-Subject Research: Application in Educational and Clinical Settings / Edition 1

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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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

This practical textbook provides students with background knowledge, basic concepts, and understanding of relevant issues related to applied behavior analysis and specifically to single subject research designs. A clear overview of how each design is constructed and when it should and should not be used is provided along with a discussion of applications of the designs from the research literature. Methods for visual, statistical, and qualitative analysis are discussed also. Students will appreciate the numerous student-friendly features such as advance organizers and summary checklists, and the clear style in which the text is presented.

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Four authors from Winthrop U., South Carolina, and Florida Atlantic U., Bacon Raton overview single subject design basic concepts, procedures of variant designs, data analysis, and the issues of such applied behavior analysis. Though their examples focus on children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities rather than on clients with substance abuse and addiction problems, they note that this methodology is versatile enough for application in diverse settings. Includes summary checklists and sample forms. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565937994
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Florida Atlantic University.

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Table of Contents

Preface. PART 1: CONDUCTING SINGLE SUBJECT RESEARCH: ISSUES AND PROCEDURES. 1. Historical Aspects and Important Concepts in Single Subject Research. 2. Methods for Changing Target Behaviors. 3. Methods for Recording Behavior. 4. Issues in Single Subject Research. PART 2: OVERVIEW AND APPLICATION OF SINGLE SUBJECT DESIGNS. 5. Overview of Withdrawal Designs. 6. Application of Withdrawal Designs. 7. Overview of Multiple Baseline Designs. 8. Application of Multiple Baseline Designs. 9. Overview of Alternating Treatments Designs. 10. Application of Alternating Treatments Designs. 11. Overview of Changing Criterion Designs. 12. Application of Changing Criterion Designs. PART 3: ANALYZING RESULTS FROM SINGLE SUBJECT STUDIES. 13 Methods for Analyzing Data. Index.

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