- Created by: AbbyKing123
- Created on: 28-01-18 10:33
Types of observation:
non-participant = observes the group, doesn't take part (twoway mirror watching children play)
participant observation = reseacher takes part
overt = researcher makes true ientity and purpose to those taking part
covert = study is carried out under cover
Whyte : Street corner society
semi-overt as he revealed hus purpose to few people.
structural observation to catagorise what happens, this is a pre-determined list of the types of behaviour.
Conducting a participant observation study
Getting in : Gain entry to the group.
Making contact = depends on personal skills, correct connections, pure chance. Polsky had access to a poolroom as he was a pool player, Patrick joined a glasgow gang as he looked young and Fairhurst was hospitalised because of a bad back which allowed her to conduct a…