Definitions for "Participant Observation"
A type of descriptive study in which the researcher is actively involved in the situation. go to glossary index
research method in which investigators engage in the social activities of the people/sample they are studying. By gaining a close and intimate familiarity with people in their natural environment, researchers are enabled to study social behavior as it occurs. Even with this awareness and interaction, the research data and analysis may be biased as the researcher has problems balancing subjectivity and objectivity because of their own participation within the group studied.
A data collection process which entails engaging in the activities of the people in the community in which the ethnographer is working. The ethnographer immerse himself/herself into the life of the community becoming integrated into it.
Planned order receipts Predetermined standards