The promise of mobile technologies and single case designs for the study of individuals in their natural environment

J Contextual Behav Sci. 2014 Apr 1;3(2):148-153. doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.03.003.


Mobile technologies are growing rapidly around the world to broad demographics of society. These technologies hold great promise for their integration with Single Case Designs (SCDs) and the study of individuals in their natural environment. This paper discusses the theoretical, methodological and analytic implications of these tools for the advancement of the contextual behavioral etiology of behavioral disorders, and their remediation. We hope this paper will highlight the scientific advantages of combining mobile technologies and SCDs and encourage their adoption among CBS scientists.

Keywords: contextual behavioral science; mobile technologies; single case designs.