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IES Grant

Title: Single Case Design Research Training Institute
Center: NCSER Year: 2014
Principal Investigator: Horner, Robert Awardee: University of Oregon
Program: Unsolicited and Other Awards: Special Education Research      [Program Details]
Award Period: 2 years (7/1/14 12/31/15) Award Amount: $311,999
Award Number: R324U140001

Co-Principal Investigators: Thomas Kratochwill, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Joel Levin, University of Arizona

Over the past decade, there have been a number of advances in single-case intervention research. These include new developments in research design, visual and statistical analysis, and methods for summarizing single-case intervention research in literature reviews. Single-case design (SCD) methodology and data-analysis strategies have grown in sophistication and will continue to play a central role in applied and clinical research in psychology, education, and related fields. The purpose of this project is to improve the capacity of education researchers to conduct high-quality single-case design (SCD) intervention research by holding two SCD Training Institutes during the summer of 2014 and 2015. The Institutes are intended to improve the methodological rigor of SCD intervention research and the visual and statistical analysis of SCD data. The Institutes will cover various methods of SCD statistical analysis, including nonparametric randomization tests and multi-level modeling. The Institutes will introduce researchers to recently proposed quantitative effect-size measures and examine methods to appraise SCD intervention research in literature reviews and meta-analyses with an emphasis on the What Works Clearinghouse SCD Pilot Standards. Each of these one-week SCD Institutes will have approximately 35 participants and will take place during the summer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.