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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 2260
Professor
Alexander Legwegoh
Semester
Winter

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Feb. 5 Data Collection I Participant Observation - Pure observation: accurate watching & noting of phenomena as they occur - Participant observation: taking part in the context (observing & experiencing) - Elements: o Counting  Conducting numerical inventory (ex: number of people in the gym) o Complementing  Add descriptive information (ex: describe people in terms of characteristics) o Contextualizing  Construct in-depth interpretation (ex: ask why certain people are found in the gym) - Process o 3-stage process in which researcher somehow:  1. Gains access to particular community  2. Experiences community under study to take on their worldviews & ways of life  3. Makes sense of this via writing up account of community’s circumstances/experiences - Issues o Access  Depends on & impacts what, where, when, with whom, for how lon
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