Sociologists use research to collect information about society and apply their findings to everyday life to better understand the human condition. Sociologists can investigate people in their natural environments by becoming part of their everyday settings to observe and study participants.
Imagine that you are a practicing sociologist who is researching the behavior of social groups in social settings.
Conduct a participant observation in a setting where a group of people gather. Examples of places with groups include malls, grocery stores, libraries, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, schools, employee break rooms, parking lots, pubs, sporting events, or your local neighborhood.
Station yourself in a safe location where you can observe participants for 60 minutes without having to approach or engage the public. You are just observing people, not interacting with them. DUE TO THE CORONO VIRUS (COVID-19) please review a favorite tv show to observe group behavior. This can include an hour drama, 30 minute sitcom, an hour of your favorite movie, a documentary etc. The results is to view group behavior. (sanford and son, different stroke Cosby show is my favorite
Use the Field Study Observation Template to collect field notes on the following data about the individuals in your observation, as you perceive it: