For the interviews, my role was that of a known participant observer. I made my intent to conduct research very clear and asked for verbal consent. The interview took place once they agreed to spare some time for such a purpose. My questioning did not appear to have impacted any of the participants (they seemed comfortable). After the interview was finished, I assured the person that confidentiality was guaranteed. A couple individuals requested for more information in regards to my motivations for this research, but otherwise, just appeared busy. For the observation, I was an unknown participant observer. I observed the scene like a fellow shopper and pretended to browse for various items as to avoid any
tradition of sociology is another major source of modern field research . In the late nineteenth century, as social reformers and sociologists turned first to social surveys and then to a more varied methodology based primarily on field observation.
What is field observation?
Ethnographic research offers an orientation to understand the process and structure of a social setting and employs research techniques consistent with this orientation. It is the study of both explicit and tacit cultural knowledge….
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Throughout “Participant Observation” the author explains the importance of participant observation and the trials faced by many ethnographers. Dewalt & Dewalt expound upon this by stating what basic elements and attitudes are needed to do participant research effectively. This reading shows how observers face ethical dilemmas, gender disadvantages, family and safety issues, and, most importantly, limits to participation. How far are they willing to go to gather information….
ANT 2410: Participant Observation Exercise in Turlington Plaza
Going into this project my partner, Connor O’Brien, and I were both determined to observe students as they move through campus. We felt that this would be a beneficial thing to observe as it would provide us with a wide spectrum of students to observe. It would also give some insight into how students move across campus. After considering multiple possible locations, my partner and I decided that the best place on campus for our observations….
Sports are important social mediums in our country, but basketball is the only sport where you can go to almost any park and play with complete strangers. While other sports involve diverse equipment and numerous amounts of players, basketball is a quick and easy game that only takes a court and a ball. While using the participant observation method, one can easily see how pickup basketball becomes a common stage for social interaction. While my original perspective of….
Observation for qualitative research
By: Fatemeh Hassani
I. Context: Koi Kinrara condominium gym center in Puchong
II. Date and Duration: March 22nd 2013, Friday evening 6 to 8 pm
III. Personal Observation:
I went in my condo’s gym center to do my exercise and also have my observation practice. The gym has good condition and also clean to be acceptable spend time there and do exercise. All equipments are professional, they are from the United States and….
methods involve observation, however, participant observations is defined by when the researcher themselves participates in the activities of those he or she is observing and studying. Hughes (1976), describes participant observation as, ' When the researcher becomes part of a daily round, learning languages and meanings, rules of impersonal, relations... and in short, living the life of the people under study.' 1 Participant observations come in two forms, overt participant observations, in which, the….
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This booklet contains answers written by A Level Sociology candidates during the June 2005 examination session. The answers have….
Participant observation is a form of observational research method where the researcher takes part in the event or the everyday life of the group while observing it. Participant observation is classified into two types, covert – where the group is unaware that they are being observed by a researcher as he assumes a false identity and overt observation is where the researcher reveals his true identity and purpose to the group being studied, therefore making them aware that they are being observed….
This paper is an attempt to explore the possible research stances available to me involved in participant observation of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) of the Lehigh County. For this field study I chose to be a complete observer. I have to stay in many assignments I've done I never thought I had to study a group of people with a drinking problem, it was quite sad to listen to a young girls story. I felt like some sort of snitch, spying on a serious group of people, so please take this study seriously….
All methods involve observation, but participant observation is characterized by the extent to which its advocates insist on observation and interpretation of a situation, informed by an understanding of the situation from the point of view of the participants rather than the observer. An attempt is made to avoid imposing categories from outside. Participant observation is the method of anthropology, although it is used in a wide range of sociological studies when the researcher has 'become….