A step-by-step guide to using direct observation in EVCA
What is it?
Direct observation is a process of observing objects, people, events and relationships. It is used throughout the assessment process. It can be a very easy means of gathering data about how people interact with each other and how they go about their daily activities. Direct observation can be done individually or with community members.
When doing direct observation, you need to confirm that you have properly understood what you observe as it is easy to misinterpret what you are seeing.
Use it to…
Learn how to do direct observation
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