PSY 270 Appendix B - • Give opportunity to investigate...

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Axia College Material Appendix B Research Methods List the advantages and disadvantages of the following research methods: Research Method Advantages Disadvantages Case Study A way to get hypothesis Provide great amount description and detail A case study may help a clinician better understand or treat the person Offer opportunities to study unusual problems that do not occur enough May provide incomplete information Provide bias results Rely on subjective evidence Provide little basis for generalization. Correlational Method Can collect data from many subjects at once
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Unformatted text preview: • Give opportunity to investigate relationships between many subjects • The correlational method has certain advantages over the case study • Impossible to establish cause and effect through research • Scientists must decide if the correlation in a group of subjects reflects a real correlation Experimental Method • Identify cause and effect • Able to decide the effects of treatments & drugs • Provide artificial results • Personal bias research • An experiment may also be confounded by experimenter bias PSY 270...
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