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On Self-Reports

Compare and contrast the use of self-report with the use of direct observation as they relate to obtaining data. Discuss an example from your personal or professional life where you needed to collect data. Indicate whether you used a self-report or direct observation technique and discuss the overall effectiveness or ineffectiveness of each approach.

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Hi There,
Thank you for your patience. In this particular task, you are being asked to reflect on the use of self report. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. About Self-report - 100 words
2. Example - 150 words

This is a simple exercise so you should also provide a concise and clear answer. Below, I have used a relatable example. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Self-Report Observations

A self-report, essentially is a method of gaining information from a subject from the subject. A questionnaire or an interview asks information from the person which they answer directly. According to Barker, Pistrang and Elliot (2003), "Their advantage is that they give you ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advice on the topic of self-reports. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.