Participant Observation Quiz

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Observation Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Participant observation occurs when a researcher actually takes part in the everyday life activities of a certain social group.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A criminal gang is easier to gain access to than a football crowd.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Some groups would not accept a researcher due to their...(select 4 of the following options)
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Ethnicity

    • C. 

      Gender

    • D. 

      Hair colour

    • E. 

      Height

    • F. 

      Class

  • 4. 
    In 1962 John Howard Griffin underwent a sex-change operation to study what life was like for women in the USA.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    'Going native' is when a researcher begins to identify with the group they are studying and becomes overly involved.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the follow types of observation is conducted in secrecy, where the identity and intentions of the researcher are hidden from the group?
    • A. 

      Overt

    • B. 

      Covert

    • C. 

      Non-participant

    • D. 

      Participant

  • 7. 
    Which of the following are weaknesses of Overt observations?(select 2 of the following options)
    • A. 

      Produces lots of ethical issues.

    • B. 

      Researcher more likely to be refused access.

    • C. 

      Can produce the 'Hawthorne effect'.

    • D. 

      Researcher cannot ask too many questions.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are weaknesses of Covert observations?(select 3 of the following options)
    • A. 

      Lots of ethical issues like deception.

    • B. 

      Less likely to be accepted.

    • C. 

      Researcher cannot ask clarifying questions.

    • D. 

      There is still a possibility of the 'Hawthorne effect'.

    • E. 

      Observations aren't true to life.

  • 9. 
    Observations are praised for their levels of insight (aka 'vertstehen').
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    General weaknesses of observations include...(select 3 of the options)
    • A. 

      Not true to life.

    • B. 

      Time and money consuming.

    • C. 

      Data produces is not detailed.

    • D. 

      Very unreliable.

    • E. 

      Often not representative.

  • 11. 
    Positivists favour observations because they are flexible and grounded theory can be applied.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False