RESEARCH METHODS: OBSERVATIONS - PROs and CONs

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NON-PARTICIPANT
involves no social interaction between researcher and participants
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PROs
schedule = quantitative, reliable and generalisable // observing in 'nat environment' +validity // ethical (potentialy deceptive)
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LIMITATIONS
behaviour may change (hawthorne) // qual data possible but no verstehen // impossible to be representative
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FLANDERS (1970)
used to study interaction in the classroom
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COVERT PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION
not aware of the intention of research
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PROS
natural enviro = validity // qual data = verstehen
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LIMITS
risk of researcher 'going native' (subjectivity) //can be deceptive // hard to be in and out of the loop
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schedule = quantitative, reliable and generalisable // observing in 'nat environment' +validity // ethical (potentialy deceptive)

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