Request Inspection Copy

If you are an Academic or Teacher and wish to consider this book as a prescribed textbook for your course, you may be eligible for a complimentary inspection copy. Please complete this form, including information about your position, campus and course, before adding to cart.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on


Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

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:
Pbk 80 pages
AU$69.00 NZ$71.30
Product Status: Available in Approx 5 days
add to your cart
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.
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