Single-Subject Research Designs in Clinical Practice

Single-Subject Research Designs in Clinical Practice 

In this webinar, Dr. Katie Wolfe explains the use of single subject research design in clinical practice. Design selection, data collection systems, and implementation strategies will be presented. Practical application and ethical implementation will also be discussed. *Participant complaints regarding this or any other BACB CE event requirements violations must first be directed, in writing, to the Relias Learning ACE Coordinator, Rhonda Davin, PhD. Please contact Dr. Davin via email: [email protected] The ACE Coordinator will make every reasonable attempt to resolve participant complaints; however, should the ACE Coordinator be unable to resolve the complaint, the complainant may file a formal complaint directly with the BACB.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Behavior Analyst Certification Board


This course is designed to meet CE requirements as outlined by the BACB.
CEU Type: Learning

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ABA-0-ADVWEB4
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify key features of basic single subject research designs.
Describe the rationale for using single subject research designs in clinical practice.
Select appropriate single subject research designs for studying the issues they encounter in their clinical ABA practice.
Develop reliable and valid data collection systems to measure the independent and dependent variables in a clinical context.
Analyze single subject research designs for evidence of a functional relation between the independent and dependent variables.
Identify practical and ethical considerations for conducting research in clinical practice settings.

Introduction Are These Responsibilities So Different? Single-Subject Research Designs (SSRD) Why Use SSRDs in Clinical Practice? Preliminary Considerations for Research in the Clinical Context Basic Steps in Conducting a SSRD Study Developing a Research Question Measuring the Dependent Variable Defining the Procedures Measuring Procedural Fidelity Selecting a Research Design ABAB Design Multiple Baseline Design Alternating Treatments Design Data Analysis in SSRD Ethical Considerations Conclusion

Instructor: Katie Wolfe, PhD BCBA-D
Dr. Katie Wolfe is an assistant professor of Special Education in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of South Carolina, where she teaches coursework in applied behavior analysis and early childhood special education. She received her PhD in Disability Disciplines (Specialization: Applied Behavior Analysis) from Utah State University in 2013 and is a BCBA-D with over 13 years of experience working with individuals with ASD and their families. Katie conducts methodological research on the visual and statistical analysis of single-subject data, evaluating training methods and studying the variables that influence agreement among visual analysts. Disclosure: Katie Wolfe, PhD BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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