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 Method The behavior of the human or animal is more realistic and natural Observer bias Case Studies Method Provides valuable insight about the individuals being studied Observer bias as well as time consuming and costly Survey Method The surveys generate a lot of useful information at an inexpensive cost Individuals being surveyed or answering questions may not be honest Experimental Method Because the individuals are in a controlled and strict environment it is easier for
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course BEH 225 taught by Professor Mrking during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.