Single case experimental design: an overview: An overview

Mehdi Rassafiani, Robab Sahaf

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Background: In health related research, it is critical not only to demonstrate the efficacy of intervention, but to show that this is not due to chance or confounding variables.

Content: Single case experimental design is a useful quasi-experimental design and method used to achieve these goals when there are limited participants and funds for research. This type of design has various advantages compared to group experimental designs. One such advantage is the capacity to focus on individual performance outcomes compared to group performance outcomes.

Conclusions: This comprehensive review demonstrates the benefits and limitations of using single case experimental design, its various design methods, and data collection and analysis for research purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-289
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes


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