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The data show several contrasts between baseline and treatment phases. Most notable are (1) the large immediate change in level between baseline and treatment phases, (2) the large differences in the variability in the within-phase data between baseline and treatment phases, (3) the large difference between phase means, and (4) the rather large region of nonoverlap. The data in treatment phase also suggest (5) a permanent change from baseline. 21 Prineville data from Biglan, Ary, and Wagenaar (2000), showing phase means and the region of nonoverlap between baseline and treatment phase ranges of variability.
In this case test statistics such as t-ratios are biased downward. The consequences of autocorrelation in residuals from models applied to time series data can be very profound. The reader is strongly urged to read the work of Huitema and McKean (1998), as a good understanding of the issue of autocorrelation will help with subsequent content in this book. REGRESSION-DISCONTINUITY MODELS A regression-discontinuity model is one in which there is a break, or discontinuous interruption, in the typical regression model (Neter, Wasserman, & Kutner, 1983).
Before any tests of interventions are carried out, the autocorrelation structure of the time series needs to be modeled. A large number of observations are necessary, as will be seen later, in order to reasonably model the autocorrelation structure of the time series. , 2008; Huitema & McKean, 1998; McCain & McCleary, 1979). The modeling of the autocorrelation structure is done in a threephase process: identification, estimation, and diagnosis (McCain & McCleary, 1979). This three-phase process will be illustrated using interrupted time series data from a study of the effects of implementing Regression-Discontinuity and ARIMA Models a program called aggression replacement training in a runaway shelter (Nugent, Champlin, & Wiinimaki, 1997).