• Sotirios Sarantakos


Observation is one of the oldest methods of data collection. Until it was introduced to sociology it was largely employed by social anthropologists and ethnologists, with sociologists and other social scientists opting in larger numbers for survey and other techniques. Nevertheless, with time observation gradually became popular outside anthropology and ethnology and particularly in the social sciences. Today, observation is proclaimed to be one of the fundamental techniques of social research.


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© Sotirios Sarantakos 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sotirios Sarantakos
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  1. 1.Charles Sturt UniversityAustralia

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