Issues in and Application of Meta-Analyses and Syntheses of Single-Case Experimental Research in Autism and Developmental Disabilities Institutional Repository Document uri icon


  • Recently, the field has seen an increase in the publication of meta-analyses and systematic reviews of treatments for people with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities, which are critical in providing practitioners and other stakeholders with information regarding for whom and in what contexts particular treatments are most effective. However, many controversies remain regarding these advances. To that end, this symposium will include conceptual and applied presentations and discussions by nationally/internationally-recognized researchers who publish cutting-edge work in meta-analysis and synthesis of single-case research and in autism spectrum and developmental disabilities. The four included presentations will cover current debates in the use of meta-analysis and research synthesis, effects of measurement methods on estimation of effect sizes, and two meta-analyses of studies on caregiver- and family member-implemented interventions. Single-case researchers will gain an understanding of the state of the science in regard to the use of meta-analyses and research syntheses to evaluate single-case experimental research in autism spectrum and developmental disabilities.

author list (cited authors)

  • Ganz, J., Vannest, K., Wendt, O., Ledford, J., Hong, E. R., & Machalicek, W.

complete list of authors

  • Ganz, Jennifer||Vannest, Kimberly||Wendt, Oliver||Ledford, Jennifer||Hong, Ee Rea||Machalicek, Wendy

publication date

  • June 2015