write up a brief 1 page naturalistic observation. Follow the guidelines below (Due to the pandemic you can use people in your home, video, movie or TV show).
Decide what you will observe and develop a hypothesis â€“ What do you THINK you will see during your observation. For example, â€˜It is hypothesized 60% of women will look in the mirror while only 25% of men will look in the mirror while passing by.
â€ 2) Choose a setting and time for the observation. You are to spend approximately fifteen to twenty minutes watching and making a detailed record of the subject(s), gathering data which will “begin” to test your hypothesis. Â Take notes on everything you can observe about the subject(s).
Write a one page typed (12 pt. font, double spaced) report of your observations. Try to be as objective as possible, but feel free to make well-reasoned inferences about what you have seen. Your report should include the following:
a. An introduction which tells what the observation is about. You should explain how you came up with your hypothesis and why you chose the particular setting and subject(s) to test.
b. A detailed account of the subject(s) and of the behaviors you observed is needed.
c. Also, a discussion of any conclusions you can draw from the observation should be included.
Possible ideas (but please BE CREATIVE!)
Â· Observe a homeless person asking for money, how many people help?
Â· Observe students leaving school, walking in the mall, or sitting in a restaurant, how many are on their cell phone?
Â· How many people driving are on a cell phone?
Â· How many people go through a yellow light?
Â· Observe parenting behavior. How may raise their voice?
Â· Observe children interacting at a playground. What types of behavior do they show?
Â· Observe a particular â€˜social groupâ€™. What similarities do they show? What differences do they show?
Â· How many people wipe down the gym equipment after they use it?
Â· How many people return their shopping carts to the cart area?
Â· What percentage of people order water rather than soft drinks? Is there a correlation in body size?