in the two countries. Deaton, "Policy Implications of the Gradient of Health and Wealth Health Affairs, 21 (March/April 2002. Observation and experiment is used to show whether the phenomena fit the theory. When one succeeds in avoiding judgment, he/she is practicing cultural relativism. As adler and adler (1994,.380) note, this "peripheral membership role" enables the researcher to "observe and interact closely enough with members to establish an insider's identity without participating in those activities constituting the core of group membership." The opposite extreme stance from the complete. One tends to do it off and. 64 The feelings, thoughts, suppositions of the researcher may be noted separately. It reduces the incidence of "reactivity" or people acting in a certain way when they are aware of being observed. Gold relates the four observation stances as follows: At one extreme is the complete participant, who is a member of the group being studied and who conceals his/her researcher role from the group to avoid disrupting normal activity. Demunck and sobo also suggest talking with anyone who is willing to teach you. Doing naturalistic inquiry: a guide to methods.
"Human events happen in particular places, weathers, times, and so forth. These results are consistent with a model in which money (in the form of a pension) brings help (purchased or volunteered) when respondents cannot dress or bathe by themselves. 16 schensul, schensul, and Lecompte (1999) refer to participation as meaning almost total immersion in an unfamiliar culture to study others' lives through the researcher's participation as a full-time resident or member, though they point out that most observers are not full participants in community. How Does One Conduct an Observation? Such actions skew the description of cultural activities. On making the most of participant observation. Agar suggests finding a key informant to sponsor the researcher to facilitate his/her meeting those people who can provide the needed information.