Qualitative research often involves the researcher spending time with the population under study in order to collect data and ensure that the research design is appropriate. Consider the scenario below and respond to the questions presented.
To become more familiar with a local community food assistance group, a human services professional decides to become a participant observer and spends a week assisting with food cataloging, packaging, and disbursement to individuals at their distribution center.
What information might be gained during this period in relation to donations, community needs, and/or individual experiences at the center? How could this information be used to design a future qualitative research study?
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