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 The behavior study is more natural and spontaneous The biased nature of the observer Case Studies Is in a real-life environment that provides valuable insights Is also biased because each person is unique and cannot be judged from a single case Surveys It provides some raw data like, some behavior patterns, personal beliefs, personal opinions, and attitudes You may not get the truthful answer you may get the answer the person thinks is right Correlational Research
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY BEH/225 taught by Professor Marvel during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.