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Single Subject Research: Applications in Educational and Clinical Settings 2nd Edition

Stephen B. Richards, Ronald Taylor, Rangasamy Ramasamy

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1999
  • 368 Pages


This practical, user-friendly textbook provides background knowledge, basic concepts, and understanding of relevant issues related to applied behavior analysis and specifically to single subject research designs. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections

Stephen B. Richards, West Liberty University

Dr. Richards, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor at West Liberty University in West Virginia. He has co-authored textbooks addressing intellectual disabilities, introduction to exceptional students, collaborating with professionals and families, and behavior management, in addition to single subject research.

Ronald Taylor, Florida Atlantic University

Rangasamy Ramasamy, Winthrop University

Florida Atlantic University.
  • Completely updated and revised to reflect most current research.
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  • Vignettes have been added to each chapter to provide readers with illustrative scenarios that emphasize major concepts in the chapters.
  • "Check It Out" boxes have been to added throughout the text so that the reader can check their understanding of important concepts through critical thinking or practice questions.
  • A website now accompanies the text to provide students and instructors with additional resources.
  • Focuses on issues in single-subject research, independent/dependent variables, and the four basic single-subject designs and their variations.
  • Reviews current research literature and includes "how to" information for students.
  • Offers a holistic approach to analyzing data that emphasizes visual, quantitative, and qualitative aspects.
  • Numerous student-friendly features such as the reoccurring vignettes, "Check It Out" and "Summary Checklists" help keep students engaged.
1. Historical Perspectives and Important Concepts in Single Subject Research.
2. Methods for Changing Target Behaviors.
3. Methods for Recording Behaviors.
4. Issues in Single Subject Research.
5. Overview of Withdrawal Designs.
6. Application of Withdrawal Designs.
7. Overview of Changing Conditions and Changing Criterion Designs.
8. Application of Changing Conditions and Changing Criterion Designs.
9. Overview of Multiple Baseline Designs.
10. Application of Multiple Baseline Designs.
11. Overview of Alternating Treatments Designs.
12. Application of Alternating Treatments Designs.
13. Methods for Analyzing Data.

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  • ISBN-10: 1285602544
  • ISBN-13: 9781285602547
  • STARTING AT $15.49

  • ISBN-10: 113396317X
  • ISBN-13: 9781133963172
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  • RETAIL $123.95

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Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank

ISBN: 9781133950400
An online Instructor's Manual accompanies this book. The instructor's manual contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including a sample syllabus, learning objectives, teaching and learning activities, and additional print and online resources. For assessment support, the updated test bank includes true/false, multiple-choice, matching, short answer and essay questions for each chapter.

Online PowerPoint®

ISBN: 9781133950387
These vibrant, Microsoft PowerPoint lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture, by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook!