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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English


  • Participant observation.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by George J. McCall, J. L. Simmons.
SeriesRandom House series in behavioral science: quantitative methods
ContributionsMcCall, George J.. ed., Simmons, J. L. 1933- joint comp.
The Physical Object
Pagination359 p. ;
Number of Pages359
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16577827M
ISBN 10394348540

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Ethical Challenges in Participant Observation: A Reflection on Ethnographic Fieldwork Jun Li University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada In this essay I reflect on the ethical challenges of ethnographic fieldwork I personally experienced in a female gambling study. By assuming a covert. May 15,  · Participant observation, whereby the researcher interacts with people in everyday life while collecting information, is a unique method for investigating the enormously rich, complex, conflictual, problematic, and diverse experiences, thoughts, feelings, and activities of human beings and the meanings of their existence. Participant observation is the foundation of ethnographic research design, and supports and complements other types of qualitative and quantitative data collection. This book will be a valuable reference for anthropologists, sociologists, and other researchers who 3/5(1). One of the issues would be if the researcher is studying a population where illegal activities may occur or when working with minor children. In participant observation, the ethical concern that is most salient is that of informed consent and voluntary participation.

participant observation. Since doing participant observation means being embedded in the action and context of a social setting, we consider three key elements of a par-ticipant observation study: agabbayetassocies.comg into the location of whatever aspect of the human experience you wish to study. This means going to where the action is—people’s. Aug 16,  · The participant observation method, also known as ethnographic research, is when a sociologist actually becomes a part of the group they are studying in order to collect data and understand a social phenomenon or participant observation, the researcher works to play two separate roles at the same time: subjective participant and objective observer. Participant observation is a process of registering, interpreting, and recording. The process and the kinds of data are influenced by continuing observed-observer transactions. The role of the observer may be passive or active. In either case affective involvement with the . participant observation is defined and illustrated by seven distinguishing features. Throughout this chapter, participant observation is compared and contrasted with other methodologies and methods, particularly experiments and surveys. USES OF PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION The methodology of participant observation is appropriate for studies.