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Being a careful observer<br />Merriam,  (1998) Qualitative Research and Case study Application in Education<br />
Observations: natural field setting- firsthand encounter with phenomenon<br />Interviews: designated location- secondhand ...
Task 1<br />Whatisyourexperience of observingsomeone’sclassorhavingsomeone observe yourclass? Wasit a possitiveornegativee...
Participant observation<br />
What to observe?<br />Purpose of the study<br />Conceptual framework<br />The problem<br />Research question<br />“…Resear...
Bogdan and Biklen (1992)<br />What are you actually going to do?<br />Will you be disruptive?<br />What are you going to d...
Recording observations<br />
What to observe?<br />
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  1. 1. Being a careful observer<br />Merriam, (1998) Qualitative Research and Case study Application in Education<br />
  2. 2. Observations: natural field setting- firsthand encounter with phenomenon<br />Interviews: designated location- secondhand account of the world<br />Fieldwork or field study: connote both<br />
  3. 3. Task 1<br />Whatisyourexperience of observingsomeone’sclassorhavingsomeone observe yourclass? Wasit a possitiveornegativeexperience? Why?<br />Whatkinds of usefulinformationaboutteachingcouldbegatheredthroughobservation?<br />
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  6. 6. Participant observation<br />
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  8. 8. What to observe?<br />Purpose of the study<br />Conceptual framework<br />The problem<br />Research question<br />“…Researchers often begin a series of investigations by impressionistic, informal observation” (Hawkins)<br />
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  10. 10. Bogdan and Biklen (1992)<br />What are you actually going to do?<br />Will you be disruptive?<br />What are you going to do with your findings?<br />Why us?<br />What will we get out of this?<br />ETHICAL ISSUES<br />
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  12. 12. Recording observations<br />
  13. 13. What to observe?<br />
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