The use of self-reported data

IB Psychology: The use of self-reported data

In many psychological studies, data is collected by means of interviews, surveys and/or questionnaires. These research methods are heavily dependent on self-reported data. Often this is the only reasonable type of data that can be collected; however, there are several limitations to the use of self-reported data. It is important that when we evaluate research we recognize these limitations. These limitations include:


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