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HSS Research Methodologies: Participant Observation Research

Definition | Participant Observation Research

“A method of research in anthropology which involves extended immersion in a culture and participation in its day-to-day activities  ... Originally associated with and promoted by Franz Boas and Bronislaw Malinowski. ...Difficulty of negotiating the relationship between participating and observing has been a subject of lengthy debate”. See Calhoun (2002)

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