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.
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Among the greatest strengths of the work are Beck's extensive and clearly presented knowledge of the literature on NGOs, her selection of case studies, the clarity and objectivity with which she approaches the comparative analysis, and her stand-alone descriptions based in participant observation of women's interaction with NGOs.
Based on numerous iterations and test cycles of the categories of drivers' activities through participant observation and app testing, the researchers finally settled on the following nine measurement categories: Drive, Wait, Load, Unload, Break, Info (administration), Walk, Handle, and Service (including fueling) (Sternberg, Prockl, and Holmstrom 2014).
(72.) David McLachlen, "Participant Observation Study: Toronto Scene," project no.
Accordingly, this discussion will explore the well-established research strategy of "participant observation" and its role in advancing the core technology of organizational consultation.
"Tales of Priut Almus: Participant Observation in a Russian Children's Shelter" is Robert Belenky's reflections on his visits to Russia, watching as a group of children grew up in Priut Almus, a children's center in St.
Based on such a review, she concludes that one promising method is participant observation, which has been "the method for study of culture, a method that has become the keystone of cultural anthropology" (p.
Perez (sociology, Dominican U.) defies current neoliberal thinking in her theories, methods and results, working from qualitative interviews and participant observation. She focuses on the community-based primary care system that provides comprehensive family medicine through activist professionals, proving that the poor can receive high quality care.
With this, some features of this book have already been hinted at: it is a collection of eleven essays, accompanied by an editorial introduction and a postscript, exploring with qualitative tools (participant observation, interviews, discourse analysis) a set of industries considered to be at the core of the New Economy.
Participant Observation. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
Participant observation in rural Northern Tanzania of sexual culture found both permissive and restrictive norms and expectations for young people.
In keeping with their anthropological and sociological framework, the authors point out that "among the most powerful research tools of anthropologists and sociologists is participant observation. As a participant observer, you take notes and observe what you are doing.
McKechnie discusses the practicalities of implementing participant observation in storytime programs for very young children.