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Unformatted text preview: Com 300 2.23.10 Notes: Complete Participant ----Participant as Observer---- Complete Observer Subjective Objective Sympathetic Unsympathetic Involved Detached Deceptive Honest *Covert Observer *Not at all interrupting what you are observing-People give complete consent Steps in Participant Observations 1. Selecting settings and cases a. Decide where and who you really want to study 2. Getting into the setting a. People can naturally feel uncomfortable with what is occurring within that moment b. Building trust is a key aspect b.i. Trust comes through credibility and legitimacy c. Building an incentive for the group c.i. This can be in the means of a briefing-Think Tanks Rand- get paid to simply think and do research every day d. Selecting types of behaviors to monitor d.i. It is important to be very specific e. Keeping records and observations e.i. Going back through notes and ensure they make sense f. Interpretive analysis of data f.i. It’s a social science but it’s qualitative f.i.1. Still think it’s general but you are seeking patterns g. Exiting the field setting g.i. It’s kind of like watching a tv show, then seeing the finale and then it’s over. The same thing with participant observations, once you’re it’s over....
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course COM 300 taught by Professor Finnerty during the Spring '08 term at Pepperdine.
- Spring '08