2019 Single-Case Intervention Research Design and Analysis Summer Training Institute


The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, in conjunction with the University of Oregon, announces a Summer Research Training Institute on Single-Case Intervention Research Design and Analysis, to increase the national capacity of education researchers to conduct methodologically rigorous single-case intervention studies.

Training Institute Sponsor: The University of Oregon, with a grant from NCSER within IES, is providing support for this Summer Training Institute.

The Summer Training Institute will be offered June 18 – 22, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin.


The Madison Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI

This one week Training Institute will be held at the Madison Concourse Hotel near the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Classroom instruction will take place, and Institute participants will be housed, at the Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, WI.


The course sessions will provide education researchers with intensive training in the skills required to plan, design, implement, analyze, and interpret single-case intervention studies. The Institute will focus on intervention research in which the “cases” consist of either individual participants or clustered educational units (e.g., small groups, classrooms, schools).

The course will enable participants to:
– Describe the logic and principles underlying scientifically credible single-case intervention research and their advantages for making causal inferences about intervention effects.
– Understand the situations and conditions for which single-case intervention research is applicable.
– Familiarize themselves with both traditional single-case designs and recent advances that improve the designs’ scientific merit.
– Acquire knowledge about both visual and statistical techniques for analyzing (and aggregating) the data from single-case intervention investigations.
– Recognize the strengths, limitations, and yet-to-be resolved issues associated with single-case intervention research.
– Understand how to transition from single-case designs to traditional “group” designs, and how single-case research can complement group designs.
– Participate in small-group projects to collectively develop research proposals for conducting a scientifically credible single-case intervention investigation.

Following the Summer Institute, participants will have access to asynchronous online course modules, data-analysis tools, and consultation with Institute faculty through the project website.