BEH225_appendix_b[1] - Axia College Material Appendix B...

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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 Research Method Advantages Disadvantages Naturalistic Observation Observed behaviors are more likely to be more natural, spontaneous, and varied. Requires observers to take behavior as it comes, behavior can be dictated or stopped for further evaluation. Observer bias can distort observations. Presence of observer may alter participants behavior. Case Study Provides real life insight using real life observation, interviews, psychological tests, and other measures for research and forming hypotheses. Observer bias is a
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