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List the advantages and disadvantages of the following research methods:
A detailed description of a
person’s life and psychological
It describes the person’s
circumstances, and symptoms.
It may also speculate about why
the problems developed, and it
may describe the person’s
The clues offered by a case study
may help a clinician better
understand or treat the person
A case study may offer tentative
support for a theory.
Case studies may also show the
value of new therapeutic
or unique applications
of existing techniques, and they
may offer opportunities to study
that do not
occur often enough to permit a
large number of observations.
Case studies are reported by
biased observers; that is, by
therapists who have a personal
stake in seeing their treatments
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