Participant Observation: Definition and Examples


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What is participant observation?

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1. Which of the following is not one of the three important pieces of participant observation?

2. Which of the following is not one of the reasons to use participant observation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is participant observation and how is it conducted? You will need to be familiar with details about how researchers use this method and the benefits of it in order to successfully answer the questions in this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What participant observation is
  • The three pieces of participant observation
  • Reasons for using participant observation
  • The components of participant observation
  • The ability to recognize a true statement about participant observation

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding how participant observation is conducted
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of participant observation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why participant observation is used

Additional Learning

To learn more about this research method, review the accompanying lesson called Participant Observation: Definition and Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define participant observation
  • Provide an example to illustrate how this method can be utilized
  • List the three important pieces of participant observation
  • Discuss the benefits of using participant observation
  • Use an additional example to further show how participant observation is conducted