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Non Participant Observation (Overt and Covert) Participant Observation (Overt and Covert)
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ractical Issues
Time And Money
It is much quicker and simpler to do compared to participant
observations, a more representative sample can be studied, from +
which firmer generalisations can be made It gives us insight into…

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Theoretical Issues
Positivists like it!
Precoded observational categories allow the sociologist to produce
quantitative data, identify and measure behaviour patterns and
Interpretivists like it
They test how far this method is able to produce valid data
They argue that by experiencing the life of the group at first hand, researchers…

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