Axia College Material Appendix B Research Methods Matrix A psychologist is planning to conduct a study that would examine pathological liars and the quality of their romantic relationships. You have been asked to provide the psychologist with a recommendation for which research method should be used to gather data on the pathological liars and their spouses . Using the table below list each research method and its advantages and disadvantages for use in this study. Research Method Advantages Disadvantages Laboratory testing Can test on different subjects by the same controlled environment. Could make the subject uneasy since it is done in such an uncomfortable environment. Interview and self-report Collecting information and being able to review the information and form a theory about the person’s problem. The person may not remember certain events or may not understand the question enough to give a precise answer. Observation
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