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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
    • [Notes.]
  • 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.
    • [Notes.]
  • 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.
    • [Notes.]
  • How do we fit studies together to form a coherent body of knowledge? [Notes]
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