What are the main Characteristics of Observation

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 11:59 -- Umar Farooq

Use of Senses

The five senses either to see or hear are involve in the process of observation. For specific data collection mental and physical elements should be used.

Systematic and Relative

The observer cannot observe each and every thing. He studies only those things which fall in his direct observation. For example an inspector of traffic observe only those vehicles driven in wrong way or fast. In the same way a researcher take notice of those things which & are the object and relative to his study.

Quantity on the Basis of Quality

Observation is an efficient way to draw facts as quantitative on the basis of his nature and quality. Efficient conclusions should be drawn, if qualitative techniques and tools are used in observation method.

Specific Objectives

A researcher having some purpose and objectives behind a study. To collect correct facts, he study those phenomena’s which are related to his study and having specific objectives.

Dominant Interest

Without a researcher interest, no observation is possible. For this purpose observation method is the outcome of a researcher personal interest and involvement.

An Eye Affairs

Observation depends on all senses but mostly an eye is used for this method to observe the happening events.

Direct Method of Study

Observation is a direct method of study. An observe goes himself into the field and observe all the problematic situations.

Direct Cause-effect Relationship

An observation is a direct method to the study of cause and effect relationship. Hypothesis may also be developed in the field due to keen study of cause and effect.