Beh225_appendix_b[1] - Axia College Material Appendix B Research Methods Matrix A psychologist is planning to conduct a study that would examine

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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. Research Method Advantages Disadvantages Naturalistic Observation is the behavior in the environment in which it occurs naturally. It provides a lot of firsthand behavioral information that will most likely be accurate than reports after the facts. It also forms a hypotheses. The presence of an observer may alter the behavior, the observer may have a preexisting bias. Case Studies are the behavior of a single person or group that is studied in depth. These studies contain a
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course SCIENCE 225 taught by Professor Austin during the Spring '10 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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Beh225_appendix_b[1] - Axia College Material Appendix B Research Methods Matrix A psychologist is planning to conduct a study that would examine

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