New and exciting Naturalistic Observation Exercise

New and exciting Naturalistic Observation Exercise

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Passer, M. (05/2014). Research Methods, 1st Edition. [VitalSource Bookshelf Online]. Retrieved from


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Find a crowded area where there are people for at least fifteen minutes (e.g., mall, restaurant, baseball game, or waiting room). Create a research question and hypothesis that has to do with people’s behaviors in this environment. Identify what specific behaviors you want to collect data on to test your hypothesis.



Collect 15 minutes of data.


In 1–2 pages, present:


  1. Your Research Question
  2. Your Hypothesis
  3. 15 minutes of collected data
  4. A summary of how you interpret the data and if it confirms or disconfirms your hypothesis

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