Participant observation

participant observation

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • Participant observation — is a set of research strategies which aim to gain a close and intimate familiarity with a given group of individuals (such as a religious, occupational, or subcultural group, or a particular community) and their practices through an intensive… …   Wikipedia

  • participant observation — A major research strategy which aims to gain a close and intimate familiarity with a given area of study (such as a religious, occupational, or deviant group) through an intensive involvement with people in their natural environment. The method… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • participant observation — a technique of field research, used in anthropology and sociology, by which an investigator (participant observer) studies the life of a group by sharing in its activities. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • participant observation — noun : a research technique in anthropology and sociology characterized by the effort of an investigator to gain entrance into and social acceptance by a foreign culture or alien group so as better to attain a comprehensive understanding of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • overt participant observation — Participant observation carried out with the agreement of the subjects being studied. This agreement may be tacit or formally expressed. In the latter case, the sociologist makes it clear that social science research is being undertaken, and the… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Covert participant observation — is a method in social science research. Participant observation involves a researcher joining the group he or she is studying, and in the case of covert observation, the researcher s status is not made known to the group. Participant observation… …   Wikipedia

  • non-participant observation — A research technique whereby the researcher watches the subjects of his or her study, with their knowledge, but without taking an active part in the situation under scrutiny. This approach is sometimes criticized on the grounds that the very fact …   Dictionary of sociology

  • covert participant observation — covert observation …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Participant — observation …   Dictionary of sociology

  • observation — See covert observation ; non participant observation ; overt participant observation ; participant observation …   Dictionary of sociology

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