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Qualitative Research Guide: Participant Observation

Online and collection-based resources to aid in conducting, finding, using, synthesizing, and teaching qualitative research in the health sciences.

What is Participant Observation?

"Participant observation is the central research method of ethnography. It requires a researcher to engage with people in as many different situations as possible to look at what people actually do as well as what they say they do (as in interviews or documents) in their everyday lives" - from EAR Training Handbook

Books about Participant Observation

The following books are available as ebooks through the UCSF Library unless otherwise noted

Resources on Participant Observation

Participant Observation in the Literature

This RSS feed contains the latest 5 articles for the PubMed search: "Participant observation"

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