Observation paper-Glesne: chapters 4-5 O’Leary: chapters 5-6

Observations Paper

One of the
hallmarks of qualitative research is writing detailed observations when
collecting data. For this assignment, take a notebook with you to a public
setting where social interaction takes place (restaurant, public library,
public park, shopping mall, airport, etc.). Observe for an hour, then write up
your notes into a descriptive vignette, looking for patterns in events and
actions. Observe as though you are a stranger in a new country, trying to make
sense of the action around you. Describe how things look, smell, sound, feel,
etc. Be as descriptive as possible. Write up your observations into a vignette
with the intention of having readers feel as though they are in the environment
you choose to observe. Do not be shy to talk to people and ask what they are
doing for more information. REMEMBER to concentrate on observing the context only (NO PERSONAL
OPINIONS)! This paper should be no longer than 3 pages double-spaced. There is
going to be follow-up with this assignment in Module 8.

 

Assignment Specifics:

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Student will write a 3 double-spaced reflective
paper.

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Citations from any of the required reading/presentations
from the assigned module

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APA format

 

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