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2. What are the disadvantages of overt observations?

  • Group may refuse researcher permission and cause hawthorne effect.
  • Researcher may cause hawthorne effect and engage in illegal activity.

3. 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

4. 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.

5. Why is participant observation argued to be valid?

  • Because you can gain rich qualative data that provides a picture of how someone really lives.
  • Because you can gain rich quantative data of how someone really lives.

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