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OBSERVATION Observing is about  discovery It involves the  study  of subjects and the  learning from the details It goes  beyond the surface  and simple  descriptions It entails  open eyes  and an  open consciousness In writing , observation is a strategy for the development of ideas In academic life , it is a strategy for understanding subjects, finding meanings, developing theories, and finding solutions.
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- 2 - OBSERVATION Goal : to see something in a new way, to see  beyond the casual glance and  outside  or  expectations and biases. Take time to study, to focus. Seeing involves an open  consciousness. Ignore your own pre-conceptions and prejudices. List details; take notes; describe what you see. Analyze: make meaning from the details. See patterns  connections, and paths. Make the subject resonate with the lives of others and/or 
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Unformatted text preview: connect the subject to larger social, scientific, historical matters. (Public Resonance)- 3 -OBSERVATION Scientific method of investigation: The principles and empirical processes of discovery and demonstration considered characteristic of or necessary for scientific investigation, generally involving the observation of phenomena, the formulation of a hypothesis concerning the phenomena, experimentation to demonstrate the truth or falseness of the hypothesis, and a conclusion that validates or modifies the hypothesis. ( Inductive thinking) 1. detached observation 2. participant observation 3. objective observation 4. subjective observation Very important when writing your “Field Notes” which then turn into “Lab Reports” or journal articles....
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