Behavior Analysis in Practice

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 52–61 | Cite as

Best Practices in Utilizing the Changing Criterion Design

  • Liesa A. Klein
  • Daniel HoulihanEmail author
  • James L. Vincent
  • Carlos J. Panahon
Discussion and Review Paper


The changing criterion design (CCD) has been a recognized format of single-case research for four decades. Published examples of the CCD have been limited and the structure of the design used in the literature has varied to a degree that might engender confusion. This review examines the structure of CCD studies published to date to identify prior implementation practices and identify best practices for future use.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liesa A. Klein
    • 1
  • Daniel Houlihan
    • 1
    Email author
  • James L. Vincent
    • 1
  • Carlos J. Panahon
    • 1
  1. 1.Minnesota State University, MankatoMonkatoUSA

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