Definition of Detached Observation
Example of Detached Observation
Detached Observation Pronunciation
- IPA Pronunciation
- American English
- /dɪˈtatʃt ˌɑbzərˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
- British English
- /dɪˈtatʃt ˌɒbzəˈveɪʃn/
- American English
- Syllabification: (de·tached ob·ser·va·tion)
- Plural: detached observations
- Detached observation is contrasted to participant observation.
- Detached observation is important to maintain objectivity.
- A (noun) detached observer uses detached observation to research a social scene.
- Qualitative Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “detach” and “observation” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “detached observation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 19, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/detached-observation/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
detached observation. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/detached-observation/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “detached observation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 19, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/detached-observation/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“detached observation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 19 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/detached-observation/>.