PET Participant Observation

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This is where participants are observed; there are four main types of participant observation:

Covert participant observation (the researcher participates with the participants, but they do not know the researcher’s true identity).

Covert non-participant observation (the researcher does not participate with the participants, who do not know the researcher’s true identity).

Overt participant observation (the researcher participates with the participants; they do know the researcher’s true identity).

Over non-participant observation (the researcher does not participate with the participants, they do know the researcher’s true identity).

 

Practical issues:

If the opportunity to carry out research suddenly occurs unexpectedly, the researcher will be able to conduct it due to the

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