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PSYC 2030
Krista Phillips

Chapter 4 RMSystematic observational research o Observationnoting occurrences for science o Systematicfollows a certain protocol o Systematic try and see more than one way to observe and measureMethodological trianglulation o Using multiple methods to zero in on phenomena from more than one perspective o More comprehensive measureQuantitative research data in a numerical responseQualitative research data in a verbal response o Both arent mutually exclusiveParticipant observation o Participantobserver in this caseInformantso Lets the researcher investigate complex interactions as they occur rather than relying on public records o Way of watching naturalevents in their wholeness o Approach field without any predisposed ideas o Although having some idea in advance does increase serendipity o Usually work in teams to block off observer biases
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