Participant Observation

Participant Observation



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Some research questions can only really be studied by sociologists getting out of their offices and interacting directly with the people they want to study. 


Starting with the famous Chicago School of sociology, this film uses both contemporary (Ferrell) and classic (Patrick, Holdaway, Humphries, Polsky) studies to illustrate how and why participation observation is used in sociology, its major strengths and limitations and its contribution to sociological understanding.

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