Family Meals Observation

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Family meal observation
Observation is one of the many methods of data collection. In this study observation is used as the mode of getting information about a family meal time. The observation is done at a restaurant, in the evening and in particular it is done between the hours 7:30 and 8:20pm. The family under the observation is made up of the father, mother son and daughter.
The choice of the time is preferable because, at this time the parents are free from work and can spare some little time from their busy schedules and have a meal with the family. The time is also convenient in that the family will enjoy their meal after which, they can do some catch up on what has been going on in their life’s. To add to this, choice of this time gives the advantages of there being many families at the restaurant and hence one finds it easy to select one for the observation.
On arrival at the restaurant, it is the lady who chooses a table and everyone else follows. The man of the family pull the chair for the wife as the children helps themselves out. The table setting has 4 chairs. The father sits directly opposite the mother. The family has a daughter and a son. From the point, the family entered the restaurant, it is clear that the daughter and father have a liking of each other and no wonder they sit next to each other at the dinner table. On the other hand, the son seems to be extremely quit and barely says a word which is quite the opposite of what the sister is like.
Just like the son, the mother sits watching at how the husband is heavily engaged in a heated debate with the daughter, who seems to be taking a ‘NO’ for an answer. At one point, the mother scolds her but to the contrary the father seems to like what the daughter is doing. The mother asks the girl in a bit of a bitter tone, “Why can’t you be like your…...

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