Questions related to Participant Observation
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I have a question concerning how to classify this research approach. Let me give you the context:
A couple of colleagues and I found that a particular topic was showing itself to be particular tricky to teach in a classroom environment, thus we spent last year collecting literature on the topic and end up developing a theoretical framework for how to address the issue. We now plan to test our framework by implementing it in an undergrad classroom course that one of us is teaching.
Now here is the thing, we come from a social science background, and we intend to initially approach this effort qualitatively (through observation and semi structured interviews with participants). Thus, my initial reaction would be, from a methodological standpoint, to maybe call this a case study (see Yin, Merriam, Stake, etc.). However, considering that the person implementing the framework (and teaching the course) is also one of the researchers who developed it, can this still be called a case study? Or should it be considered something else? I've heard people suggest Action Research, Participatory Research, or event "a participant observer Case Study" but I'm not quite sure if this is quite it as well.
Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
Obs.: we are well aware of potential bias, and depending on the results of this first phase we then might, later on, run this again, this time as a more controlled experiment, comparing the framework version classroom outcomes’, against the ones from a "non-framework" one.
I would like to add some visual example to illustrate the different types of participant observation (complete observer, observer as participant, participant as observer, and complete participant). Any suggestion is welcome.
We are working on reflection-in-action. More precisely, how junior doctors engage in reflection during the action and we are using shadowing as a data collection method. Of course, this is different from reflection-on-action (Schon), in which practitioners reflect after they have taken decision and actions. There is much more evidence on reflection-on-action.
A philosophical question here: How can action researchers claim they made a certain impact? In other words, how can a researcher claim that it is because of his/her own action that a certain organisation/community/classroom, changed? (my quick answer would be: with data. But I could argue that this is hard to prove).
Do you know of any work discussing it?
A similar question could be, how can researchers performing participant observations claim they did not make any impact?
Hope you can help,
Thanks in advance!
Can anyone recommend basic / classical books or papers that provide an introduction on how to carry out participant observation in health research (e.g. in care institutions)?
Thanks a lot.
I am seeking your responses for my research project. I am interested, your voice relating to Indigenous community. Any help will be greatly appreciated
For Example, if we carry out an event and want to see the level of participation of individual person, how can we measure it? Is making a video a good option? are there any other tools to measure the level of participation the person is offering?
So I've been conducting participant observation for the past 8 months and I was wondering about administering a self-report survey with the other participants about how my participation/presence has affected their behaviour. Does anyone now of any literature about conducting self-report evaluations or has anyone tried to do this? I'd be interested in any model-questions that could be posed to the research subjects.
I am currently undertaking organizational ethnography research to ascertain an organization practices in terms of employment with regard to inclusion of people with disabilities in its sports programmes
I am currently doing my dissertation on attitudes to mental illness. I am using the AMIQ by Luty which uses a likert type scale to measure participants responses. I am having a few issues on how to score and code the responses which they give
I'm trying to recruit women who are voluntarily childless or have once identified as voluntarily childless (living in the UK). I have advertised on relevant Facebook groups, tried on Mumsnet, Netmums, contacted some professional women organisations, although no reply. Any other tips on other ways of recruiting for online survey as well as face to face/telephone interviews? Many thanks