Free web-based resources or popular software to assess six data features recommended by the What Works Clearinghouse: Procedures and Standards Handbook (IES, 2013 February) to determine intervention effects in a single-case study (Lambert, Cartledge, Heward, & Lo, 2006) are demonstrated. Lambert et al. (2006) employed a reversal (or ABAB) design and visual inspection to investigate the effectiveness of the report-card treatment in reducing disruptive behaviors in students. In our demonstration, we assessed each of the six data features separately; then integrated six assessments into one comprehensive analysis of the intervention effect. A simple approach to the determination of intervention effects illustrates how researchers and practitioners can be empowered to interpret data comprehensively and formulate evidence-based conclusions logically from well-designed and well-executed single-case studies.
Peng, Chao-Ying Joanne Dr. and Chen, Li-Ting
"Algorithms for Assessing Intervention Effects in Single-Case Studies,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods:
1, Article 22.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol14/iss1/22