Observations Evaluation

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  • Observations Evaluation
    • Ethics
      • Cannot give informed concent as they dont know they are part of a study (Covert)
        • May be considered an invasion of privacy
    • Ecological Validity
      • Not controlled so behavior is natural (naturalistic)
    • Reliability
      • Natural setting is hard to replicate (naturalistic)
        • behavior at one moment in time is not likely to be repeated
      • Categories for recording data, variables controlled
        • establishes cause and effect (controlled observation)
    • Demand Characteristics / Social Desirability
      • they don't know they are being observed
    • Validity
      • Social desirability
      • Subjective
        • may be biased (participant observation)
      • More detailed data as part of the group (participant observations)


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