Chapter 11 - Chapter 11 Single-Case Research Designs 1 A...

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Chapter 11: Single-Case Research Designs 1. A single participant or a single group of individuals is used to investigate the influence of a treatment condition 2. History of single-case designs a. 1935- Sir Ronald Fisher a.i. Published book that altered the course of psychological research a.ii. Foundation for conducting and analyzing multiparticipant experiments b. B.F. Skinner b.i. Experimental analysis of behavior b.ii. Experimentation with a single participant on the premise that the detailed examination of a single organism under rigidly controlled conditions will yield valid conclusions about a treatment condition 3. Single-Case Designs a. Counterfactual- hypothetical situation of what would have happened to the treated participants had they not received the treatment b. ABA and ABAB designs b.i. ABA- the response to the treatment condition is compared to baseline responses recorded before and after treatment b.i.1. A-baseline behavior- target behavior b.i.2. Baseline- target behavior of the participant in its naturally
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