PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION

a kind of observational technique wherein a trained viewer enters the group under analysis as a member, while avoiding a conspicuous role which would change the group procedures and bias the information. social anthropologists come to be participant viewers whenever they enter the life of a given society to analysis its anatomy and procedures.

PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION: "Today, everyone will engage in participant observation."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/participant-observation/ (accessed January 17, 2020).
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