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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 Behavior is observed in a natural environment therefore can be more accurate. Behavior may be altered due to the presence of an observer. Case Study’s Behavior is studied in depth so a great deal of information can be collected. Can be time consuming and expensive and an observer bias may be a problem Surveys Information can be collected from a large group fairly inexpensively. Poorly drafted surveys can
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course PHI 105 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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