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Unformatted text preview: this through publications in scientific journals, books, presentations, lectures, etc. B. Ways of Conducting Scientific Research 1) Naturalistic Observation- allow behavior to occur without interference or intervention by the researcher. we all do this (people watch) weaknesses: often not easy to observe without being intrusive. strengths: study behavior in real setting - not lab. 2) Case Study- in depth investigation of an individual's life, used to reconstruct major aspects of a person's life. Attempt to see what events led up to current situation. Usually involves: interview, observation, examine records, & psych. testing. weaknesses: very subjective. Like piecing together a puzzle, often there are gaps - relies on memory of the individual, medical records, etc. strengths: good for assessing psychological disorders - can see history and development....
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- Fall '09