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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 Catches people in everyday life, can produce more varied and spontaneous results Observer can wrongly portray results to fit what they were hoping to see. Observers can’t stop to make notes, some results thought to be irrelevant may not be recorded. Case Study Can give results from one or more people at a time Individuals are unique and conclusions cannot be drawn from a single case. Survey
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course BEH 225 taught by Professor Mrking during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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