Lesley B. Olswang
Students can expect to learn about the philosophy and history of single-subject methodology, and the critical elements defining this research approach. Students will learn how to evaluate and design research using single-subject methodology for examining communication and communication disorders.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Instruction will include lectures and discussion of readings. Small group projects will be utilized to facilitate critical thinking.
The primary prerequisite for this class is completion of a basic course in research design.
Class assignments and grading
The assignments will include opportunities to read and evaluate research articles that utilize single-subject design. For one of the assignments, students will be required to identify a research article that matches their interests. The final project will be individually designed between students and the instructor, based on students' current or future research plans.
Assignments will be graded individually and averaged for a final grade.