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Enthusiasm: developing critical action for second-order R&D

Russell, David B. and Ison, Raymond L. (2000). Enthusiasm: developing critical action for second-order R&D. In: Ison, Ray and Russell, David eds. Agricultural Extension and Rural Development: Breaking out of Knowledge Transfer Traditions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 136–160.

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Abstract

We were on a dust choked road somewhere between Wirrinya and Forbes in central western New South Wales. It was getting towards the end of an intense but absorbing week in which we were conducting the first ever 'rapid rural appraisal' (RRA) in Australia. This had involved visits to many farms and spending time with the farm families to hear about their histories of farming and the concerns and issues they now confronted. The impetus for the RRA had come from concerns about how and why particular research questions were asked and a strong feeling we held that the supposed clients of research, in this case farmers, were rarely active participants in formulating the research questions.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2000 Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0-521-64201-9, 978-0-521-64201-9
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 37376
Depositing User: Raymond Ison
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2013 09:56
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:15
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/37376
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