Participant Observation
(1,213 words)

Abstract: Participant observation is a largely informal method used by cultural anthropologists to study other cultures. Anthropologists consider participant observation to be their signature methodol…

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Paul Roscoe, “Participant Observation”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 23 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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