For the After the Eighth project, I am interested in conducting participant observation with organisations involved in Irish abortion activism and advocacy.
“Participant observation” is one of social anthropology’s primary research methods. As the name suggests, it involves participating in and observing a community’s activities and events. The researcher will usually work with a particular organisation or group over an extended period of time, taking part in their everyday activities, attending their events, and collecting data in the form of notes, photographs and recordings. When writing about their findings later, the researcher can change the names and identifying information of the individuals/organisations involved to protect their anonymity, if desired.
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