It provides a succinct description defining the features of single-subject research. It also explains the criteria for determining when single-subject results are appropriate for establishing evidence-based practices.
Using the Scientific Merit Rating Scale to quantify the study, the writer would assign a rating of two. The study gives participants sufficient description to enable the comparison of characteristics such as disability, age, and gender. The research gives accords operational precision to dependent variables. Collection of data is on reliability and meets IOA levels of minimum standards. For instance, Kappa is 60 percent and IOA is 80 percent (NAC). The research design gives at least three experimental demonstrations at intervals of three points. It also provides replicable precision on baseline conditions. The dependent variables have social importance.
The research provides operational precision to dependent variables. A procedure generates a quantifiable index for the measurement of every variable. One can also notice that measurement of dependent variables takes place repeatedly over time (Horner et al., 2005). There is validity of measurement of dependent variables. The writer can use the SMRS to rate the dependent measure at two.
The study describes independent variables with replicable precision. Through the control of the experimenter, the study systematically manipulates independent variables. There is high desirability of overt measurement for the independent variable. The measurement relates to the fidelity of implementation of independent variables (NAC). The authors would give the study a SIRS rating of four because of an almost perfect implementation of basic procedures.
Single-subject research has a sufficient description of individuals. The existence of few participants enables proper analysis of each one of them. One can compare individuals based on