Ssrd Example Paper

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Running head: SINGLE SUBJECT RESEARCH DESIGN Single Subject Research Design Abstract The following paper presents the use of an ABA single subject research design in evaluating a 16 year old foster youth’s behavior, and the use of an intervention on decreasing negative behavior and increasing positive behavior. Use of the ABA design, factors to be evaluated, treatment variables, implementation of the research design, data gathering, and data analysis are all discussed. Limitations of single subject research designs are also presented. Finally, graphed data is attached in the appendix. Single Subject Research Design Factors to be Evaluated Halle is a 16-year-old female who currently resides in foster care. Over the past few…show more content…
After the 10 week counseling program was completed, the foster mother continued to collect data on cutting, episodes of anger and going for a walk when angry for four weeks. This served as the follow-up or second A period. Data Analysis If behavior change occurred, the frequency of Halle’s cutting would be highest during the baseline phase, should decrease in the intervention phase, and the decrease in the behavior should continue or be maintained throughout the follow-up phase (Bloom, Fischer & Orme, 2006). The frequency of the walks should increase in the intervention phase and increase or be maintained during the follow-up phase, if the intervention was successful regarding this treatment variable (Bloom, Fischer & Orme). To analyze the data, first enter the data into an Excel spreadsheet. Baseline followed by treatment data would be entered in one column on the spreadsheet in order by week. Using the Excel functions, calculate the mean and standard deviation of the baseline. For cutting, the mean was 10.75, and the standard deviation 1.5. For walking, the mean was .75, and the standard deviation .95. Next, calculate the upper boundary by adding the mean and standard deviation, and the lower boundary by subtracting

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