Naturalistic Observation in Psychology: Definition & Examples


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What is naturalistic about naturalistic observation?

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1. What is the use of data in the sciences?

2. In what situation is naturalistic observation not the best possible methodology?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your comprehension of naturalistic observation with this quiz and worksheet combo. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of data and informed consent.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • What makes a naturalistic observation naturalistic
  • Use of data in the sciences
  • Situations where naturalistic observation is not recommended
  • Importance of informed consent
  • Naturalistic observation example

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related naturalistic observation lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the ethics of observations such as the need for informed consent forms
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about what situations are best suited for naturalistic observation

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to naturalistic observation, read through the brief lesson called Naturalistic Observation in Psychology: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what naturalistic observation is and the roles researchers play when using this method
  • Learn about how data is gathered when using naturalistic observation
  • Review the ethics of naturalistic observation