Participant Observation EB
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Why might a researcher choose to keep their identity and purpose a secret from the group they are observing?
1 point
What circumstances would it be acceptable for researchers to hide the purpose and identity?
1 point
What are the two types of observation?
1 point
Clear selection
Explain the difference between the two types of observation
1 point
In what way might the researcher's personal characteristics be an obstacle to gaining access to a group?
1 point
Explain the Hawthorne effect
1 point
Identify 3 practical disadvantages of using participant observation
3 points
Outline TWO reasons why sociologists sometimes choose to use structured observation
2 points
Suggest two reasons why participant observation may produce more valid data
2 points
Why do critics argue that participant observation studies lack objectivity?
1 point
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