Observations are essential methods used by qualitative researchers to collect data. Thus, an important consideration for the role of context and one’s personal bias should be made. Such factors help to maintain the integrity of the research process. Angrosino (2004) observes that the nature of research is often objective. However, the use of observation establishes the possibility of bias, which arises from the researcher’s unconscious assumptions (Angrosino, 2004). Consequently, this discussion considers the strengths and weaknesses of observation. Moreover, it describes the various features observed in an unoccupied lecture hall.
Strengths and Weaknesses of Observation
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