A Review of Single-Case Research in Sport Psychology 1997-2012: Research Trends and Future Directions

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BARKER, Jamie ; Mellalieu, Steve ; McCarthy, Paul ; JONES, Marc ; Moran, Aidan (2013)

Single-case research methods are an important facet of applied sport psychology because they provide a framework for researchers and practitioners to outline intervention effects across time with individuals or groups. This paper reviews the research published since Hrycaiko and Martin’s (1996) milestone overview of single-case research in sport psychology. Specifically, we examined the literature between 1997 and 2012 and located 66 studies that met our inclusion criteria of assessing interventions in sport psychology. The review summarizes the body of research, outlines trends, considers the limitations of the extant literature, and identifies areas that require further investigation for future single-case research.
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