At first, I observed a group of five men communicating and interacting with each other. Four men were trying to play in two teams, while the fifth performed the function of a referee. Then, I observed another couple, where the man was mainly talking and leading the woman somewhere helping her to climb over the small hill and leading her holding her arm, while the woman followed him hastily.
The couple seemed to be in a hurry and disappeared soon. They were sitting on the grass and chattering all the time.
This paper is an attempt to explore the possible research stances available to me involved in participant observation of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) of the Lehigh County.
For this field study I chose to be a complete observer.
At this point, it is worth mentioning the fact that the gender determines not only the behaviour of an individual but the gender of individuals one interacts with also does matter and influences behaviour patterns (Berry, 2011).
Physical location, where the observation took place was selected randomly but the major criterion for the location selected for the current observation was the publicity.This is why the observation was conducted in a park.The park was a public place, where the observation could be conducted publicly, in the natural environment and subjects’ privacy was not offended (Liamputtong, 2013).I have to stay in many assignments I've done I never thought I had to study a group of people with a drinking problem, it was quite sad to listen to a young girls story.I felt like some sort of snitch, spying on a serious group of people, so please take this study seriously it is very heartfelt.The newcomer, (whose name I decided to withhold) without the usual self-introduction, asked about religion and...The observation was conducted in the public place, the park.Their conversation was very emotional since I could clearly here exclamations, laughter and I observed vivid mimic and gestures. At first the man and the woman hugged and walked throughout the park with the man’s hand around the woman’s waist. After that I observed a group of two men and a woman. They kept distance between each other, while talking and walking down the park. Finally, at the end of the observation, I noticed an elderly man sitting on the bench in the park and reading a newspaper.The man was rather unemotional and seemed to be totally engaged in reading.English: Stepping Stones, home of Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder Bill W. Licensed under GNU Free Documentation License" data-lightbox="media-gallery-1567852330"During the opening readings a regular female member, Lynn arrived.The theme for the reading was 'Learning to love ourselves'.