Observations are a key part of data collection. By looking closely and carefully, you can gain valuable information that can help you to answer your research question. This section offers lessons about how to make accurate, unbiased, and useful observations to further your research.

Basic Skills of Observation

Objectives

  • To introduce observation as a basic skill of research that we use every day
  • To practice categorizing observations

Observation Practice

Objectives

  • To practice unobtrusive observations