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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 2310
Professor
Connie Zavitz
Semester
Fall

Description
Case Studiesin depth analysis of individuals groups or eventwhat information could a case study possibly tell us about humansAdvuseful for rare phenomenonmay challenge validity of theoriescan illustrate effectiveness of programs for special populations DisPoor method of determining causeeffect relationsGeneralizability questionableResearcher biasNaturalistic Observation observation of a behavior in a natural settingprovides a rich description of behaviordoes not permit clear causal conclusions eg Naturalistic observation and human behaviourBullying in Canadian SchoolsSurvey Research DRAWBACKSUnrepresentative samples can lead to faulty generalizationsSurveys rely on participants selfreportsData cannot
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