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2. What ethical problems can participant observation cause?

  • Can be decieving, sometimes illegal and immoral
  • Can be too time consuming
  • Risk of going native

3. Why is participant observation argued to gain insight?

  • Because it allows the researcher to gain empathy through personal experience which can provide valid, authentic data.
  • Because it allows the researcher to gain reliable authentic data through asking open ended questions.

4. Why does the risk of going native cause issues with regards to participant observation?

  • May not be able to provide any data at all
  • Because loyalty to a group or fear of reprisal may lead the sociologist to conceal information.
  • May lead to the sociologist becoming too objective

5. Why are participant observations argued to be invalid?

  • Because findings are often too subjective and impressions gained from observer are often biased.
  • Findings are often objective and impresssions gained from observer are often biased.

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