Different Aspects Of Time Series Design

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The objective of this report is to describe different aspects of Time Series Designs which include the purpose, phase, and data interpretation through the utilization of graphs. Further, two models, the Multiple-Baseline Design and the Alternating Treatment Design will be presented through an overview, considerations and, the advantages and the disadvantages of each model. Finally, the unique characteristics of the Time Series Design versus the Experimental and Predictive Designs will be discussed in a short synopsis.
Principles of Time Series Designs
Purpose of Design
The purpose of time series design is simple, yet its complexity can be perplexing due to a series of essential factors necessary which ensure the study adheres to certain parameters. “Single Subject Research Designs (also referred to as single-case experimental designs) are designs that can be applied when the sample size is one or when a number of individuals are considered as one group.” (Wasson, n.d.). He further states that “these designs are typically used to study the behavioral change an individual exhibits as a result of some treatment. In single-subject designs, each participant serves as her or his own control…” (Wasson, n.d.). Further, time series designs, according to Renfro-Michel, Hall, Johnson-Gross & Roberto, describe the three guiding principles of time series design which includes “prediction, verification and replication” (2010, p. 94). For instance, a researcher’s goal in conducting…
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