Public Observation

  • Observe a public setting of your choice.
  • Craft a 7-page paper in which you do the following:
    • Describe the results of your observation, as fully as possible, in essay form.
    • Correlate results of your observation to the roles of bias, context, and the researcher in qualitative research.
  • resources 
  • Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches
    • Chapter 7, "Data Collection"
      In this chapter, Creswell discusses important aspects of the qualitative data collection process, including sampling selection, data collection techniques, ethical considerations, and strategies for recording and organizing the collected information.
  • Course Text: "Stretching" Exercises for Qualitative Researchers
    • Sample Field Note Format within Exercise 2.1: Observing a Still Life Scene (pp. 25-35)
    • Exercise 3.1: Nonparticipant Observation Assignment (pp. 66-67)
    • Cutie Beauty Salon (pp. 68–85)
      In the readings for this week, Janesick focuses on observation techniq
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