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- Why study phenomena?
- To explain variance in measures of them
- To examine their effects on behavior
- For fun
- For what sorts of research questions are single-subject designs appropriate?
- How do we measure phenomena behaviorally?
- Why measure repeatedly and how does one do so?[Notes]
- How do we know we can trust our measurements?
- The matters of agreement and accuracy[Notes]
- How does one plan a single-subject study?
- What are a researcher's responsibilities in planning and conducting a single-subject study?
- What are the essential parts of a protocol for a single-subject study?
- What are the basic features of single-subject designs
- Repeated measurement of the dependent variables
- Repeated manipulations of the independent variables
- Within-subjects analysis
- How do we manipulate independent variables repeatedly?
- Reversal or ABAB designs [Notes]
- Multiple Baseline designs [Notes]
- Multi-element designs [Notes]
- Where does replication fit into this picture?
- Replication is relevant within single-subject studies.
- Replication is relevant across single-subject studies.
- How do we decide whether an independent variable has produced effects?
- One examines level, slope, and middlin' changes, and one looks for low degrees of overlap.
- One considers these factors simultaneously, and one (especially) demands repeated demonstrations.
- How do we fit studies together to form a coherent body of knowledge? [Notes]