Monday, April 7, 2014

#2 Strategy/Plan For Research

After deciding to conduct a naturalistic observation, I had to decide whether or not to actually video tape the experience or to just record notes on paper/my computer/phone. After thinking, I decided it would be best to write everything down and leave the camera at home. I think it would be the more effective way to really understand the thoughts going on in my head as it is all happening, and it would be the less obvious way to conduct research. I will place myself in all different types of settings that way I am exposed to the young, the old, and those in my own generation. I predict that I will encounter some difficulties; it will not be easy for me to willingly subject myself to be judged by strangers, and it will be even harder to pretend like I do not notice or care. I also predict I will get asked some questions and receive many dirty looks, but I suppose that is the way the cookie crumbles. 

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