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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 Can provide new ideas or theories to see when he lies being in their natural environment Observer presence could change the test persons behavior, observer bias, cannot just start over Case Study Can provide real life insite threw many different types of tests Observer bias, can’t rely on just the 1 study Survey Study Can get a lot of useful information at low cost Can explain causes of this persons issue, not good for explaining why or the cause of this issue
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course BEH/ 225 9006303250 taught by Professor Provone during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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