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 Naturalistic Observation Provide first hand behavioral information that is more likely to be accurate The presence of an observer may alter the participants’ behavior which may include preexisting bias Case studies Yield a great deal of detailed information May not be a representative sample surveys Enable immense amount of data to be gathered quickly. Accuracy depends on the participants willingness to answer questions truthfully Correlation research Clarifies relationships between variables that
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