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Open-ended and close-ended questions as well can"t establish causation with a questionnaire but you can establish association between x and y. Pro: you can ask someone any question ever. Con: data is depending on the quality of the questions, if questions are bad data is bad. Researchers immerse themselves in a setting and become familiar with that setting. A researcher who isn"t comfortable with the field cannot ask in-depth, investigative questions. Guiding questions, field researchers are good at asking the why/how questions. Con: it takes you an incredibly long time to immerse yourself in the field so the. Look for patterns in the kinds of sociological concepts/trends that you"re interested in investigative process is long. Ex: participation observation of gangs in la: 6 years. Pro: - unquestionable data someone"s already collected the data for you. Research ethics confidentiality, safety, privacy and informed consent.