beh225_appendix_b - 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. Research Method Advantages Disadvantages Self-report; diary, interview, or questionnaire Provides firsthand accounts about a person's life, attitudes or opinions Participant may not remember information accurately or may distort responses in a socially desirable way; how question is asked or by whom my affect answer. Naturalistic observation Provides good description of behavior; does not subject people to unnatural setting that may distort behavior Lack of control; observer bias. Laboratory observation
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2011 for the course BEH 225 taught by Professor Mrking during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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