What are some advantages and disadvantages of participant observation?

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Participant observation is a method of data collection done in the qualitative research model. The advantages of participant observation are that in-depth knowledge can be gained and if the observation is covert it has high ecological validity. The disadvantages of participant observation are that the observers may influence the participants and it may be difficult to be objective.
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