Observational_Case_Study_Archival_Research_09-5.28.11

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Observational  Research PSY 250 
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Types of observational Research Observational research involves watching  people in the real world and recording their  behavior Can be qualitative or quantitative in nature Qualitative  ___________________ Quantitative ___________________
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Naturalistic Observation: A form of qualitative research Also called  _______________  observation Involves taking notes on a variety of events,  behaviors and variables Goal is to provide a rich description Data is obtained via direct observation,  interviews, and examination of documents Following data collection, researchers  integrate findings and generate hypotheses in  order to explain what was observed
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Naturalistic observation Important to consider whether researchers  interact with participants Participant observation May enable a researcher to get in-depth  information _______________ of the data may be weakened Large investment of time, energy, and resources  to gain access to participants and develop  relationships with them Example: gathering data from camp counselors
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Observational Research Important to consider whether we conceal or  disclose the presence and purpose of the  research to participants Reactivity =  ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ______ No reactivity with full concealment, however  there are potential ethical issues and research  limitations Possible reactivity with disclosure but fewer 
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course PSY 250 taught by Professor Quinton,wj during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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