participant observation

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participant observation

(păr-tĭ-sĭ-pănt)
A method of field research in which the investigator observes and records information about the characteristics of a setting through experience as a participant in that setting.

participant observation,

n a method of qualitative research in which the researcher understands the contex-tual meanings of an event or events through participating and observing as a subject in the research.