Meth - Chapter_9 - Chapter 9 Collecting primary data...

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Chapter 9 – Collecting primary data through observation Observation SYSTEMATIC Observation Recording Description Analysis and Interpretation of people’s behavior Participant observation Discovering the meanings people attach to their actions Researcher attempts to participate fully in the lives and activities and subjects and becomes member of their group, organization He shares their experiences by not merely observing what is happening but also feeling it Qualitative research Factors for choosing the role of participant observer The purpose of your research Time The degree to which you feel suited to it Organizational access Ethical considerations Types of data generated by participant observation Primary : you note what happened or what was said at the time. Keep a diary Secondary ; statements of observers of what happened or was said. Observer's interpretations. Experiential data
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2011 for the course MIM 1001 taught by Professor Fredser during the Spring '11 term at International University in Germany.

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Meth - Chapter_9 - Chapter 9 Collecting primary data...

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