psy270r3_appendix_b (1)

psy270r3_appendix_b (1) - Axia College Material Appendix B...

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Axia College Material 2/16/11 Appendix B Research Methods List the advantages and disadvantages of the following research methods: Research Method Advantages Disadvantages Case Study A source of new idea’s which opens the doors for discovery (“p.” 20). Case studies may help challenge theories assumptions (“p.” 20). Can help show value of new therapeutic techniques, or applications of existing techniques (“p.” 20). Opportunities to study unusual problems that do not happen often enough to have large numbers of observations (“p.” 20). Reported by bias observers (“p.”20). The choices made on what to include in the study may sometimes be self-serving. Relying on subjective evidence (“p.” 20). They provide little basis for generalization (“p.” 20). Correlational Method The merits of correlational method as it states in the text is that researchers measure their variables, observe many subjects, and apply statistical analyses, they are in a
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course PSYCH 270 taught by Professor Hall during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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psy270r3_appendix_b (1) - Axia College Material Appendix B...

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