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Mass Observation techniques

Mass Observation has always been concerned with documenting the social, political and economic conditions of British life, through the lens of individual experience. To this end, MO asked participants to use four primary research techniques: diary writing, answering questionnaires, completing observational tasks and photography. To learn about the MO history of each technique, please follow the links below.

Collecting diaries

Learn about the vast collection of diaries that form a vital part of the MOA.

Observing everyday life

Find out how the Mass Observers saw life in the 1930s

Sending out questionnaires

Find out how questionnaires were used to record public opinion and everyday...

Taking photos

Learn how Humphrey Spender and his photography helped to document British life