a suitable topic (where subjective
meanings are important) —
any quantitative data that is around (e.g
demographic data on ages, genders, social class backgrounds etc).
3. Formulate initial
hypotheses and beliefs.
observations -- which group can you actually study? How will you
5. How will you
manage and record the data?
6. Will you choose to record:
7. Pilot the techniques and record problems and prospects. Try it out, see how easy it is to observe unobtrusively, control your own views, attempt to record data. What should you tell curious participants about your work?