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Unformatted text preview: 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 Being able to study humans and animals behavior in its natural context. Can give good ideas for future research You can’t have something repeated or only see what you want to study. There is no scientific control. If people are aware that someone is watching the results may not be real. case studies normally includes real-life observation, interviews, scores on various psychological tests, and whatever other measures the researcher considers revealing It would take more than one...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course BEH 225 taught by Professor Mrking during the Winter '09 term at University of Phoenix.
- Winter '09