Observation

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  • Participant observation
    • Overt
      • Avoids ethical issues
      • Ask important questions
      • Take notes openly
      • Group may refuse the interviewer
      • Hawthore effect
    • Covert
      • Keep up an act
      • Cannot take notes openly
      • Cannot ask important questions
      • Reduces the risk of the Hawthorne effect
      • Ethical
        • May have to lie
        • May have to participate in immoral actions
      • GRIFFIN
        • New Oleans (BLACK)
    • Advantages
      • High in validity
      • Gain good insight
      • Flexible
    • Disadvantages
      • May cause ethical problems
      • Lack representatvness
      • May not be reliable
      • Could be bias
      • Lack of concept/structure

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