The project guidelines for project 1 read:
Project 1, Qualitative Observations, 100 points:
Students will observe social behaviors at a chosen location for a specified amount of time, take field notes, practice coding, and write a formal report detailing the methodology and an interpretation of findings.
Observation: Choose a location. Identify a specific, publicly observable behavior and spend 2 one-hour sessions observing the behavior.
Since we are still experiencing a significant increase in COVID cases and in many instances, government ordered lockdowns, we need to modify this assignment.
Naturalistic Observation 100 Points Students satisfy four of the four criteria: 1) Students identify publicly observable behavior, i.e., behaviors appropriate for public. 2) Students provide evidence of identifying time and location. 3) Students describe process of taking field notes. 4) Students discuss process of coding field notes and their use in the write-up.
The papers do not have a specified length but it is reasonable that will sufficiently support, analysis, and explanation they will likely be 3-4 pages. The most important criteria are listed in the rubric.