Observation - n Covert Examples – • Hidden cameras in experiments • Face-in-the-crowd Direct Observation • Participant • Overt Covert •

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Sources of Data n Primary You collect data n Secondary Data already collected
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Primary Data Sources n Interviews n Archives n Observation
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Direct Observation n Researcher directly observes behavior Participant/nonparticipant n Examples – Working on a political campaign Congressional staff Gang member
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Reactivity n Observation effects n Examples Survey item order Placebo effect Hawthorne effect
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Direct Observation Participant/nonparticipant Overt / Covert n   Overt Examples – Traveling with House members Sitting in on members’ staff meetings
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Unformatted text preview: n Covert Examples – • Hidden cameras in experiments • Face-in-the-crowd Direct Observation • Participant • Overt / Covert • Structured / Unstructured n Structured – recording only handshakes of House member and constituency. n Unstructured – filming entire meeting with constituency or recording Indirect Observation n Observation of “physical traces” of behavior n Non-reactive n Types • Erosion Measure • Accretion Measure Other Common Methods of Primary Data Collection n Document Analysis n Surveying/Polling...
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course POLI 301 taught by Professor Mcatee during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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Observation - n Covert Examples – • Hidden cameras in experiments • Face-in-the-crowd Direct Observation • Participant • Overt Covert •

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