SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS

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A GLASGOW GANG OBSERVED

  • JAMES PATRICK
  • He assumed the role of a Glasgow street gang member, between October 1966 and January 1967, in order to experience gang life
  • Example of participant observation
  • Problems: someone got suspicious - could potentially be dangerous
  • Deception = bad
  • Did get inside information
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TEAROOM TRADE

  • Laud Humphreys investigated the homosexual activity of men in American public toilets
  • He played the role of "watchqueen" observing hundreds of sexual acts
  • Then followed them, took liscense plate numbers and turned up at their house a year later disguised as a health interviewer
  • Covert Participant Observation
  • Interviews
  • Surveys
  • Social costs: petition to take away Humphrey's Ph.D, fist fight and exodus
  • Also public outrage
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