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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. BEH 225
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Research Method Advantages Disadvantages Naturalistic Observation The advantages with naturalistic observations are that they provide a great deal of firsthand behavior information and it’s more likely to be accurate than reports. The participant’s behavior is also more natural, spontaneous and varied than a person’s behaviors that take place in a lab. The disadvantages with this method are that the presence of an observer can alter the participants’ behavior. The observer’s recording of the behavior may also reflect a
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2010 for the course BEH 225 taught by Professor Ddd during the Spring '10 term at University of Florida.

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