Flashcards in CR_Ch.6--Observational Methods Deck (11):
The use of existing sources of information for research. Sources include statistical records, survey archives, and written records.
A descriptive account of the behaviour, past history, and other relevant factors concerning a specified individual.
A set of rules used to categorize observations.
A type of naturalistic observation in which the researcher assumes a role in the setting he or she is researching, but conceals the purpose of the research.
Systematic analysis of the content of written records.
Descriptive method in which observations are made in a natural social setting. Sometimes referred to as field observations.
A type of naturalistic observation in which the researcher assumes a role in the setting he or she is researching. The researcher's participation may or may not be concealed.
A set of approaches to research that emphasize people's lived experiences in their own words, and the researcher's interpretation of those experiences.
An approach to research that emphasizes scientific empiricism in design, data collection, and statistical analyses.
A problem of measurement in which the measure changes the behaviour being observed.