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Zimbardo question multiple choice

There's been confusion on the first question of the exam but I think that participant observation would be correct

It's because zimbardo acted as a superintendent and interacted with the participants as such while the experiment was talking place. But could be wrong
Original post by josiel
I’m unsure but I didn’t choose that option because in participant observations doesn’t the researcher actually have to be part of the group observed? So would Zimbardo have to actually be a prisoner or guard? I could be completely wrong and I can’t remember the other options, but that was my take on it.

It was most definitely a participant observation, Zimbardo was the prison ‘superintendent’ in the study

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