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SOC 242 Methods of Social Research Prof. Younts F 2014 Homework Exercise #5: Observational Designs (Due 11/25) Bring one photocopy of your typed fieldnotes (part 1) and TWO copies of your final typed lab report (part 2) to hand in at the beginning of the lab. This lab is designed to provide you with a small amount of hands-on experience with qualitative field research using observational techniques, and specifically using qualitative observations to develop grounded theory. In part one, you will engage in field observations. In part two, you will attempt to develop a grounded theory to categorize, interpret and explain the observations you make in part one. Part 1: Fieldwork 1) Choose a setting (including the time, place, and units you will observe) in which you will take field notes for at least ½ hour. The setting must be a PUBLIC place, should contain lots of lively social interaction, and should be relatively unfamiliar to you so that you can experience it as an “outsider.” Coffee shops, restaurants, libraries, sporting events, bars, shopping malls etc. are appropriate settings. Do NOT choose a setting where people might reasonably expect privacy or where you would need to ask permission (e.g., a police station, emergency room, etc.). Use good judgment! You should also be willing and able to explain what you are doing (and why) to anyone in the setting who asks. 2) Take field notes: a. When you arrive at the setting, begin your fieldnotes by describing it in a very general way (time, location, physical characteristics, number of people, loudness, etc.). Because you will not know what aspects of the setting you will focus on, write about anything and everything you can observe for about 5-10 minutes. b. Begin to focus on the social aspects of interaction recording what you observe in as much detail as you can. i. After about 5-10 minutes, you should begin to narrow your focus to specific patterns of behavior that…