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Interviewing 3 - Research Methods Interviewing Lecture...

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Research Methods Interviewing Lecture Material by Laurel Tranynowicz Qualitative Methodologies ---used to study performance, process and practice of communication Participant Observation ---observing communication firsthand rather than through secondhand verbal or written reports of participants Complete Participant —you are a fully functioning member of the scene but do not reveal to others that you are simultaneously observing and assessing their actions o Observes from a prescriptive of full membership o Downfalls include a. Inability to take notes b. Likely to receive or hear info that is not intended for outsiders c. Can only observe actions or interactions available to the role you are playing d. Difficult to detach yourself from the role in order to analyze it Participant-as-Observer —researcher is both participant and observer; while openly acknowledging the research purpose, the researcher also takes an active role in the interaction Observer-as Participant —the researcher has negotiated an entrance into an interaction
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course COMM 302 taught by Professor Laureltraynowicz during the Spring '09 term at Boise State.

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