RRA Notes 12: General Issue
This issue of RRA Notes includes seven articles covering a range of participatory and RRA methodologies.
- Participatory Learning and Action: a journal for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike
- About PLA: Background, aims and history of the journal
- Explore the archive: browse and download issues or individual articles
The first article is based on RRA experiences in Nepal, and draws attention to the importance that outsiders can play in group and team dynamics.The second item is a brief note questioning whether projects and interventions are paternalistic or empowering.
The third contribution is a guide to the uses of mapping and modelling in PRA.
The fourth paper reflects on a rapid appraisal in north west Pakistan that was designed to elucidate women’s views and values.
The next article discusses the comparative accuracy of the methodologies embodied by rapid rural appraisal and formal questionnaires. The next item suggests new ways of diagrammatically representing formal and informal social relationships.
The final paper reports on the use of topical surveys to produce closer farmer /extension worker relationships in Mozambique.
The Endnotes section reports on a new newsletter on qualitative methods, and a request for information on experiences with wealth ranking.
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Some advantages to having an outsider on the team
Revolutionary Rural Appraisal?
Participatory mapping and modelling: user's notes
James Mascarenhas and P. D. Prem Kumar