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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. BEH 225
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Research Method Advantages Disadvantages Naturalistic Observation The main advantage of naturalistic observation is that the behavior that is observed in everyday life is more likely to be natural and spontaneous. This observation gives new ideas and also suggests new theories. It helps researchers gain and maintain perspective by reminding them of the larger world outside of the lab. It can also provide a rich set of raw data that describes behaviors, beliefs, opinions, and attitudes. The main drawback to
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2011 for the course BEH 225 taught by Professor Mrking during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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