Observations

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Paticipant Observation -

Observations carried out by a member of the group being observed

Can be disclosed or undisclosed

Strenths

natural behaviour from participants if undisclosed

understand reasons behind behaviour better

high ecological validity

Weaknesses:

ethics

difficulty in replicating

experimenter bias

Structured Observation - 

observing with a clearly defined system for recording beghaviour

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