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participant observation

Alan Tomlinson

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199213818
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191726859
participant observation

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A social scientific method whereby the researcher adopts a position or role in a group, community, or organization, and as such is part of the ongoing everyday life and evolving social relations of those whom he or she is studying. A classic statement on the evolution of the participant observer's role is made by ...

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Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation

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