text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation

Single-Case Designs for Educational Research, 1st edition

  • Craig Kennedy
  • Brian K Martens
  • Travis Thompson

Published by Pearson (November 4th 2004) - Copyright © 2005

1st edition

Overview

This much anticipated new text offers the most up-to-date and in-depth treatment available of the single-case design process.

“…it has short chapters, technical terms are defined and discussed flawlessly, the examples tend to be brief and illustrative, and the narrative is not cluttered with many references.”

“The framework used in the "Experimental Questions" chapter (i.e. demonstration, comparitive, parametric, and component) is incredibly effective in shaping the types of research questions that are asked. This chapter will be a contribution, and students will appreciate it.”
~Mark Wolery, Vanderbilt University

“The inclusion of information about the premise of experimentation and strategic issues are a unique feature of this text and will likely make it a preferred choice over other single case design texts currently available.”
~Leasha M. Reese, University of West Florida

“An absolute pleasure to read. This is a well-written and thoughtfully organized text that I would certainly consider adopting… It covers all the basic information in an easy-to-read style with real-life examples from the classroom.”
~Teresa Taber Doughty, Purdue University

Table of contents



Preface.

I. BACKGROUND.

1. Conducting Experiments.

2. History of Single-Case Designs.

II. STRATEGIC ISSUES.

3. Functional Relations.

4. Direct and Systematic Replication.

5. Experimental Questions.

III. MEASUREMENT.

6. Quantifying Behavior.

7. Recording Systems.

8. Interobserver Agreement.

IV. DESIGN TACTICS.

9. A-B-A-B Designs.

10. Multielement Designs.

11. Multiple Baseline Designs.

12. Repeated Acquisition Designs.

13. Brief Experimental Designs.

14. Combined Designs.

V. ANALYZING DATA.

15. Visual Data Analysis.

16. Social Validity.

References.

For teachers

All the material you need to teach your courses.

Discover teaching material