Covert Observation: Definition & Advantages


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What is covert observation?

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1. Covert observation is what type of methodology?

2. Which of the following does covert observation help to avoid?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and interactive quiz will assess your understanding of covert observation and why researchers utilize this method. Topics that will be addressed in the quiz include reasons against using covert observation and also its advantages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will have the opportunity to check your understanding of:

  • What covert observation helps to avoid
  • The type of methodology that covert observation is
  • Why covert observation might be discouraged
  • The process of carrying out covert observation

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have acquired about the benefits of using covert observation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the related lesson on covert observation
  • Critical thinking - demonstrate understanding about the potential conflict between what the covert observation avoids, and the reason its application would be discouraged

Additional Learning

Examine more information about covert observation by looking at the lesson titled Covert Observation: Definition & Advantages. This interactive lesson offers the following objectives:

  • Examine the challenges in researching groups
  • Identify the pros of using covert observation
  • List the cons of using covert observation