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ERIC Number: EJ890336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Using Feature Films to Teach Observation in Undergraduate Research Methods
Tan, JooEan; Ko, Yiu-Chung
Teaching Sociology, v32 n1 p109-118 Jan 2004
Observation is an important component of data collection that forms the basis of a great deal of qualitative research and is also a building block for theorizing in sociology. This dimension of social science research is perhaps the most difficult to teach because there are no fixed guidelines to follow that can enable one to become an effective observer. Yet teaching students how to observe social relationships or ongoing interaction is the problem the authors shall address in this paper. This paper documents some of the pertinent issues that emerged in using feature films to teach observation in an undergraduate research methods course. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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