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Systematic Self-Observation: A Method for Researching the Hidden and Elusive Features of Everyday Social Life

by Rodriguez N and Ryave A SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
02/2002
ISBN:
9780761923084
Format:
Pbk 80 pages
Price:
AU$69.00 NZ$71.30
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Systematic self-observation (SSO) is a valuable research method used by social scientists to gather information about those social actions that are hidden, restricted or subjective. The advantage of using self-observation over another research method, such as interviewing, for these types of actions is that the observer in SSO is the same as the obervee. This is the only way one can successfully measure thoughts, emotions and other criteria that are not always openly displayed. The authors provide a practical explanation and instruction to carrying out an SSO study. They include case studies of four aspects of hidden or elusive everyday social actions: lying, telling secrets, withholding compliments and feeling envy.
CONTENTS
Introducing SSO \ Implementing SSO \ A Critical Evaluation of SSO \ Four Studies Generated with SSO \ Other Applications of SSO

Acknowledgments Series Editors' Introduction Foreword - H. Schwartz 1. Introducing Systematic Self-Observation A Brief Description of Systematic Self-Observation The Theoretical and Methodological Bases for Systematic Self-Observation A Brief Rev