- Identify why social workers might use single-subjects design
- Describe the two stages of single-subjects design
Figure 15.1 Example x-y graph for single subjects design
- Social workers conduct single-subjects research designs to make sure their interventions are effective.
- Single-subjects designs use repeated measures before and during treatment to assess the effectiveness of an intervention.
- Single-subjects designs use a graphical representation of numerical data to look for patterns.
- Baseline stage- the period of time before the intervention starts
- Multiple treatment design- beginning a new course of treatment or add a new dimension to an existing treatment
- Treatment stage- the time in which the treatment is administered by the social worker
- Trend- a pattern in the data of a single-subjects design