Beh/225 Research Methods Matrix

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Associate Level 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 observed is likely to be natural, spontaneous, and varied.Provides new ideas and suggests new theories. | The behavior has to be taken as it comes.Each situation is only a one-time occurrence.Researcher could be bias. | Case Studies | The researcher collects information that provides an in-depth description of one or a few individuals. | Each person is unique, so conclusions cannot be drawn from one single case.Researcher could be bias. | Surveys | Generates a great deal of interesting and useful information at low costs. | The questions on a survey may be poorly constructed. | Correlational Research | Clarifies the relationship between variables that cannot be examined by other research methods. | This method does not permit conclusion regarding cause and effect. | Experimental Research | Allows to opportunity to draw case and effect relationships. | The type of setting may influence the subjects’ behavior.Researcher could be bias. | Make your recommendation to the psychologist and explain the rationale behind your choice. Your response should be 100-200 words. The research method that I would recommend for this experiment would be a multi-method, which would include naturalistic observation, correlational research, and experimental research. I selected these methods because they were

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