Observations

Assessing observations as a research method using PERVERT

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  • Created by: Gabzay
  • Created on: 22-04-13 20:47
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  • Observation
    • Example
      • Cecile Wright - primary schools, Asian and black pupils
      • Willis - Learning to Labour
    • Ethical Issues
      • Safety of researcher (covert)
      • Deception (covert)
      • Going native
      • No informed consent (covert)
    • Reliablility
      • Low
      • Not easily replicable
    • Practical Issues
      • Time consuming
      • Costly
      • Restricted access to vulnerable groups, etc
      • Suitability?
    • Validity
      • Hawthorne Effect
      • Observer bias
      • Going native
      • Will not act natural (overt)
    • Representative
      • Low
      • Cannot do more than one
      • Hard to generalise
      • Not easily comparable
    • Theoretical
      • Interpretivist
      • Qualitative data

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