Lecture 3 - Research Methods I. Naturalistic Observation a....

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Research Methods I. Naturalistic Observation a. Advantage i. Natural ii. Clues for future research iii. Good starting point b. Disadvantage i. May miss important behaviors ii. Doesn’t explain underlying causes iii. Observer Bias iv. Observed Bias (knowing being watched) II. Ethnographic Observation a. Immerse yourself as active participant b. Studying effectiveness of community intervention c. Advantage i. Very rich understanding of group d. Disadvantage i. Easy to be biased III. Structured Observation a. Structure situation so there are boundaries where I can look for certain things within certain limits b. Advantage i. Better control ii. Limited set of behaviors c. Disadvantage i. May not see important things that would be seen at home ii. Not explaining underlying differences IV. Interview (Individual or Small Group) a. Advantage i. Allows insights about participants ii. Quick to gather lots of info iii. Good starts b. Disadvantage i.
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Lecture 3 - Research Methods I. Naturalistic Observation a....

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