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Research Methods in  Research Methods in  Psychology Psychology APPLIED RESEARCH: Single-Case Designs and Small- n October 26, 2009
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Agenda: Agenda: Announcements Lecture- Chapter 10 Break Group Activity Research project group work
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Chapter 10: Chapter 10: Single Case Research Designs Single Case Research Designs How does this tie in to what we have  learned thus far? Experimental Designs Single Case Designs Nomothetic Ideographic # of Participants Multiple (the more the better) Single subject (or small group) Design Types 1. Independent Groups 2. Repeated Measures 3. Complex Designs 1. Case study 2. Single-Subject Experimental Design (also small- n)
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The Case Study Method: The Case Study Method: Intensive description and analysis of a  single individual Data: Clinical observation Self-report Archival data (i.e. medical records)   Typically report on results of a treatment
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The Case Study Method The Case Study Method , continued , continued Advantages: Source of ideas for developing hypotheses Opportunity for clinical innovation Method for studying rare events Possible challenge to theoretical assumptions Tentative support for a psychological theory Complement to nomothetic study of  behavior
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The Case Study Method The Case Study Method , continued , continued Disadvantages:  Limited interval validity
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