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Item Description Fairbairn-Dunlop, Peggy en_US 2008-11-27T01:50:31Z 2008-11-27T01:50:31Z 1993-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Fairbairn-Dunlop P. 1993. Some comments on asking the right questions, getting the right answers. In: Ferentinos L, editor. Proceedings of the Sustainable Taro Culture for the Pacific Conference. Sustainable Taro Culture for the Pacific Conference; 1992 Sept 24-25; Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. p. 73-78. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0271-9916 en_US
dc.description.abstract In recent years, agricultural research has turned from a concentration on technology improvement (i.e., taro varieties, soils analysis, quick-growing hybrids) to include a concern for the socio-economic context of the study (i.e., the people who will use or benefit from the technology). That the socio-economic perspective should be an integral part of agricultural research has been widely acknowledged, and new data collection techniques have evolved to achieve this based on the principles of participatory theory such as farming systems research and rapid rural appraisal strategies. It is not easy placing research into its socio-economic context. However, if technology is to be accepted, used, and passed on, it is essential that this is done at each level of the research process. This will require that we approach our research with an open mind, that we ask the right question, and focus our research according to the answers we gain. The information dissemination networks we establish as we interact with farmers will ensure that knowledge is exchanged. However, there must also be a concerted systematic extension program if a wider group of people are to benefit from research findings. en_US
dc.format.extent 6 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Research Extension Series en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 140 en_US
dc.subject agricultural research en_US
dc.subject interviews en_US
dc.subject on-farm research en_US
dc.subject research methods en_US
dc.subject sociology en_US
dc.subject technology transfer en_US
dc.title Some Comments on Asking the Right Questions, Getting the Right Answers en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
dc.rights.holder University of Hawaii en_US

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