Case Studies Ethical Issues Psychology Guidelines To Writing A Research Paper
verbal description rather than measurement) but the psychologist might collect numerical data as well.
The data collected can be analyzed using different theories (e.g.
retrospective), as well as to significant events which are currently occurring in his or her everyday life.
This means that there is a lot of scope for observer bias and it could be that the subjective opinions of the psychologist intrude in the assessment of what the data means.
Interpreting the information means the researcher decides what to include or leave out.
A good case study should always make clear which information is the factual description and which is an inference or the opinion of the researcher.
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