The Journal of Special Education vol:49 issue:3 pages:146-156
Reporting standards and critical appraisal tools serve as beacons for researchers, reviewers, and research consumers. Parallel to existing guidelines for researchers to report and evaluate group-comparison studies, single-case experimental researchers are in need of guidelines for reporting and evaluating single-case experimental studies. A systematic search was conducted for quality standards for reporting and/or evaluating single-case experimental studies. In total, 11 unique quality standards were retrieved. In this article we discuss the extent to which there is agreement with regards to randomization and data-analysis of single-case experimental studies among the 11 proposed sets of quality standards. We provide recommendations regarding the inclusion of a randomization and data-analysis standard.