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Unformatted text preview: 1.10.3 Class Notes Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches I) Observational research a. Naturalistic Observation observing behavior in a natural setting over a period of time without anyone knowing that you are there observing them b. Participant Observation go into the group and be one of them while you researching their behavior i. Gives us hints about natural correlations between variables ii. Problem with Observation Method 1. No control over all the variables in the situation 2. Observer Bias interpreting data incorrectly 3. Participant Reactivity subjects change their behavior because youre there 4. Ethics privacy issues a. you should approach people after observing them and ask them if you can use those observations in your data (then they sign a consent form) c. Archival Research research data thats already collected and analyze it in a new way i. Types 1. Program Evaluation cost analysis and needs analysis (e.g. using census data to see where Program Evaluation cost analysis and needs analysis (e....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSC 3020 taught by Professor Psychmethods during the Winter '04 term at CSU Stanislaus.
- Winter '04