DOI: 10.1177/001440290507100203 ISSN:

The Use of Single-Subject Research to Identify Evidence-Based Practice in Special Education

Robert H. Horner, Edward G. Carr, James Halle, Gail McGee, Samuel Odom, Mark Wolery
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education

Single-subject research plays an important role in the development of evidence-based practice in special education. The defining features of single-subject research are presented, the contributions of single-subject research for special education are reviewed, and a specific proposal is offered for using single-subject research to document evidence-based practice. This article allows readers to determine if a specific study is a credible example of single-subject research and if a specific practice or procedure has been validated as “evidence-based” via single-subject research.

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