Reprint of “The Single-Case Reporting Guideline In BEhavioural interventions (SCRIBE) 2016: explanation and elaboration”
Tate, Robyn L.
Barlow, David H.
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Citation (published version)Robyn L. Tate, Michael Perdices, Ulrike Rosenkoetter, Skye McDonald, Leanne Togher, William Shadish, Robert Horner, Thomas Kratochwill, David H. Barlow, Alan Kazdin, Margaret Sampson, Larissa Shamseer, Sunita Vohra. 2019. "Reprint of “The Single-Case Reporting Guideline In BEhavioural Interventions (SCRIBE) 2016: Explanation and Elaboration”." Pratiques Psychologiques, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp. 119 - 151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prps.2019.03.001
There is substantial evidence that research studies reported in the scientific literature do not provide adequate information so that readers know exactly what was done and what was found. This problem has been addressed by the development of reporting guidelines which tell authors what should be reported and how it should be described. Many reporting guidelines are now available for different types of research designs. There is no such guideline for one type of research design commonly used in the behavioral sciences, the single-case experimental design (SCED). The present study addressed this gap. This report describes the Single-Case Reporting guideline In BEhavioural interventions (SCRIBE) 2016, which is a set of 26 items that authors need to address when writing about SCED research for publication in a scientific journal. Each item is described, a rationale for its inclusion is provided, and examples of adequate reporting taken from the literature are quoted. It is recommended that the SCRIBE 2016 is used by authors preparing manuscripts describing SCED research for publication, as well as journal reviewers and editors who are evaluating such manuscripts.
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