Observation types

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Participant
The observer gets involved in the situation/ subject they are observing
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Non- participant
The observer watches the situation/ subject they are observing for afar
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Covert
the participant doesn't know they are being studied- it is done in secret
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Overt
the participant does know they are being observed- it is open
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Naturalistic
researcher observes participant in their natural social settings
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Structured
Direct observation of behaviour and recording of the behaviour and the recording of that behaviour in term of categories
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Unstructured
No use of observation schedule for recording of behaviour
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Card 2

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The observer watches the situation/ subject they are observing for afar

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Non- participant

Card 3

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the participant doesn't know they are being studied- it is done in secret

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Card 4

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the participant does know they are being observed- it is open

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Card 5

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researcher observes participant in their natural social settings

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