Preparation for Observation
Your goal while you make observations is to take notes on all the aspects of the object that you are observing.
While observing gather as much of the demographic information as possible such as:
- Physical appearance of the objects
- Locality they belong to
- Their profession
- Talking style
- Walking style
- Body posture
- Facial expressions, etc
Get back to your notes as soon as you can and add more details, fill out the scale, etc. You should avoid delaying this step because if you wait too long chances are you will forget important details.