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Unformatted text preview: Participant-Observer Research Festinger, Riecken, & Schachter (1956) Useful with small groups When little is known Activities not publicly available Problems with Observational Research 1. Changes the group How does group size affect this? 2. Invasion of privacy 3. Objectivity Negative Case analysis Systematic Observation Specific behavior in a specific setting Prior hypotheses Methodological Issues: 1. Equipment 2. Reactivity 3. Reliability 4. Sampling Observing Behavior Case Study: Single unusual case Archival Research: Existing data Psychological Testing Survey Research Content Analysis...
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 3600 taught by Professor Whatley during the Fall '11 term at Valdosta State University .
- Fall '11
- Experimental Psychology