Find a public space (mall, library, coffee shop) where you feel comfortable observing a person or small group of people - people you don't know. Write for 10 minutes as a field note. Use descriptive language and work for accuracy. Write about you notice: see, hear, smell, feel. How did you approach this task? What was difficult for you and what will you do about it? How might describing a person relate to your role as a researcher? What did you learn about yourself?