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CHAPTER 4: METHODS OF SYSTEMATIC OBSERVATIONWhat Is Meant By Systematic Observation?oExample: Were the attentive and focused on the instructions and the
experimental task? Or did they seem uninterested and distracted?
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How Do Researchers Simultaneously Participate and Observe?A traditional procedure in qualitative research isparticipant observationoParticipantrefers to the investigator as opposed to the researchparticipantoExample study of participant observation study: a team of socialpsychologists observed a cult from within (as members) for 2 monthsLeon Festinger (1957), the noted social psychologist who developed thetheory of cognitive dissonance, cited the observations as evidence of howpeople sometimes cling to ridiculous beliefs even in the face of dissonantevents by seeking out new reasons to justify their beliefsClassic participant observation study by David Rosenhan (1973)o

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