Participant Observation

             I am in the Williowbrook Mall eating area. The store in front of me is the Great American Cookie Company, to the left of me is a baseball cap store called Lids, to my right there are chairs and tables, and behind me is a pizza place called Sbarro. There aren't really that many people here today but that is just because it is only about 11:00 am.
             B. Write a short statement about what you expect to observe. I will probably observe people discussing problems they may have in their lives to friends or family members. What's going on in their lives right now, boyfriends and girlfriends, husbands and wives spending the day together in the mall.
             C.Interaction. What behavior took place? Between what participants? With what frequency and intensity?
             Well right now I am observing 3 gentlemen who are apparently having some kind of business meeting. Two off the men are older gentlemen approximately in there mid to late 50's. There is a younger man probably about 25 to 30 years of age. The meeting must be very important because of all the talking and interaction between them. They are constantly pressing buttons on a calculator and writing down the measurements. They have a large set of plans on the table and they are marking adjustments on it with a pen. One of the older gentlemen is doing all the calculations and the other older gentlemen is doing all the marking and writing. The younger man is just pretty much just sitting there asking questions every few minutes. I am guessing the younger man is trying to learn what the older gentlemen are doing sort of like the two older guys are the teacher and the younger guy is the student.
             D. Central participants. Describe then tell what makes them central.
             The central participants are the two older fellows. They both have gray hair and wear glasses. One of them is wearing kaki slacks and the other is wear

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