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Observation Research Methodology: Multiple Settings

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What is a major challenge in using observation research in a single setting (such as the home) to draw inferences about child development?

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The solution focuses on the challenges in observation research and provides an argument against conducting such research in a single setting.

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Based on findings of prior research, the author, BronfenBrenner proposes that methods for natural observation research have been applied in a manner that fails to consider the changing environments that affect human behavior. Observation in one natural setting is not enough to fully understand human behavior. The examples the author offers relate to observation studies of child behavior and development. Bronfenbrenner suggests that ...

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