- Low (Information only)
- Low (Traditional)
- High (Specialist
Participant observation is a method of collecting information about the operation of, and attitudes existing in, a community through a researcher living in the area for an extended period [Sarkissian, W & Perlgut, D (eds) 1999]. The participant observer becomes known within the community, and gets to know the community in a more intimate and detailed way than someone who simply comes to do a survey and then departs. The participant observer consequently is given much more detailed information, and may identify specific issues and assist groups to address these by developing mutually agreed principles and practices.
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