Identify a specific human behavior you want to study through naturalistic observation, the purpose for doing so, and how study results might be used by whom. The following criteria apply:
The behavior must be observable in a public setting.
The observer must not interact with anyone being observed.
The observer must not cause or affect the observed behavior in any way.
No video or audio recording of observed individuals must take place.
The observer must not attract any attention to him or herself.
Develop an observation protocol that you can use for data collection and notetaking while conducting the observation. The protocol should reflect the purpose of the observation and the various categories of behaviors you want to identify. Each category should be clearly defined in the protocol. Attach an explanation of the observation protocol and reflect on the development process and your design considerations. Discuss how your observation protocol meets best practices in naturalistic observation research and how you plan to minimize unintended personal bias.
Length: 2-3 pages, not including the observation protocol, title page, and references
Support your paper with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.