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Running Head: THE OBSERVER EFFECT Jacob Tanner Navarrette 8/25/15 Observing subjects and collecting data is at the heart of Psychology. There are several ways to observe a subject including direct observation, like sitting on a park bench and watching the people as they pass. Other ways include using microphones, cameras, and video recorders to collect data. Observing subjects to collect data can be a tricky thing to accomplish. This can be because of something called the observer effect. The observer effect is caused by a subject being aware that they are being watched or observed. Typically subjects act and react differently when they know what they are doing is being monitored. This is bad because the data being collected will be an inaccurate representation of how the subject would have reacted if they were not being observed. There are some ways to work around this effect and still collect accurate data. During
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