Discuss how and why particular research methods are used at the biological level of analysis.

There are 6 main research methods used in psychology, which consists of the following:
Experiments
Case Studies-The case study is another way to deal with the problem of carrying out research on human participants. Instead of causing some kind of change to a persons physiology, researchers can take advantage of naturally occurring irregularities (e.g. brain damage or long term drug use) by obtaining detailed information about the participants condition. As this approach is mostly descriptive, there is relatively little harm that can be done to participants. The most important ethical risk is the depth of information and the researchers steps to protect anonymity.
Observational Studies-
Interviews-
Surveys/Questionnaires-
Correlational Studies-As with the case study, the correlation study does not usually necessitate the manipulation of an independent variable that might cause damage to the participant : instead it takes scores on two or more measures and works out the relationship between them. this is often at the core of twin studies and adoption studies, which are important sources of information about the link between genetics and behavior.

Case Studies: Raine et al (1997), Rosenzweig and Bennett (1972), Berthold (1849)....or any of the case studies identified in GLO #2.

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