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Research Methods: Examples

Author: Sadie Pendaz

The research method of interviewing will be explained and a closer examination of Lois Benjamin's (The Black Elite)research will be explored. Participant observation will be explored through closer examination of William Foote Whyte's study (Steet Corner Society).

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Terms to Know
Interview Research

A research methodology where subjects respond to the questions of a researcher in interviews, focus groups, or questionnaires.

Lois Benjamin

American sociologist who studied "The Black Elite" using interview research methodology.


A research methodology where subjects are observed in-context going about their daily lives.

William Foote White

American sociologist who studied street life among Italian immigrants using participant-observation research methodology.