single-case design

The impact of response-guided designs on count outcomes in single-case experimental design baselines

In single-case experimental design (SCED) research, researchers often choose when to start treatment based on whether the baseline data collected so far are stable, using what is called a response-guided design. There is evidence that response-guided …

An examination of measurement procedures and characteristics of baseline outcome data in single-case research

There has been growing interest in using statistical methods to analyze data and estimate effect size indices from studies that use single-case designs (SCDs), as a complement to traditional visual inspection methods. The validity of a statistical …

Systematic review and meta-analysis of stay-play-talk interventions for improving social behaviors of young children

Stay-play-talk (SPT) is a peer-mediated intervention which involves training peer implementers to stay in proximity to, play with, and talk to a focal child who has disabilities or lower social competence. This systematic review and meta-analysis …

Examining the effects of social stories on challenging behavior and prosocial skills in young children: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Social stories are a commonly used intervention practice in early childhood special education. Recent systematic reviews have documented the evidence-base for social stories, but findings are mixed. We examined the efficacy of social stories for …

Procedural sensitivities of effect sizes for single-case designs with behavioral outcome measures

A wide variety of effect size indices have been proposed for quantifying the magnitude of treatment effects in single-case designs. Commonly used measures include parametric indices such as the standardized mean difference, as well as non-overlap …

Easily simulate thousands of single-case designs

Earlier this month, I taught at the Summer Research Training Institute on Single-Case Intervention Design and Analysis workshop, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences’ National Center for Special Education Research.

Between-case standardized effect size analysis of single case design: Examination of the two methods

An increasing movement in single case research is to employ statistical analyses as one form of data analysis. Researchers have proposed different statistical approaches. The purpose of this paper is to examine the utility and discriminant validity …

New paper: A gradual effects model for single-case designs

I’m very happy to share a new paper, co-authored with my student Danny Swan, “A gradual effects model for single-case designs,” which is now available online at Multivariate Behavioral Research.

A gradual effects model for single-case designs

Single-case designs are a class of repeated measures experiments used to evaluate the effects of interventions for specialized populations, such as individuals with low-incidence disabilities. There has been growing interest in systematic reviews and …

New paper: Using response ratios for meta-analyzing SCDs with behavioral outcomes

I’m pleased to announce that my article “Using response ratios for meta-analyzing SCDs with behavioral outcomes” has been accepted at Journal of School Psychology. There’s a multitude of ways that you can access this work: