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Conducting ethnobotanical surveys

Conducting ethnobotanical surveys

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Published by Natural Resources Institute in Chatham Maritime .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJ.R. Cobbinah [ et al.].
SeriesNRI Bulletin -- no.77, UK, NRI Bulletin -- 77
ContributionsCobbinah, J. R., Natural Resources Institute.
The Physical Object
PaginationNRI order code OB77
Number of Pages77
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18199495M
ISBN 100859545024
OCLC/WorldCa83200876

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Research is especially helpful in certain situations: When you're trying to get legislation passed, or put new policies in place When you want to make the community aware of an issue When necessary services or innocent groups of people are under attack When officials are corrupt When the government or others are lying to the public When you're trying to prevent harm to the public When you want to further the public interest Research takes a number of different forms, from "academic" - involving finding information from published or original-source material available in libraries and archives, on the Internet, or in other, publicly-accessible places - to talking to people, to conducting surveys and studies, to engaging in real detective work. Quick Reference Tips and Techniques for Effective Database Research How do you find an article if you have a citation or if the library subscribes to a specific journal? Confirm what you're told by checking with others to the extent that you can. Why do research? You can ask at the main desk or circulation desk if you aren't sure where to go. Focus groups can be a useful research tool in some situations.

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Interviews and conversations When the information you're looking for concerns the community's past experience with an issue, the relationships between key people, what's happening inside that factory, or someone's personal experience, the best way to find it is usually by talking to individuals.

Research librarians are specifically trained to find sources of information. There are a number of ways to get this kind of information: Use libraries.

I do not teach a course that is solely concerned with online research methods. We updated chapter 2 substantially. Some common reasons for advocacy research: To call public attention to an issue.

It's equally important not to try to make your results mean anything more or less than what they actually mean. Together with Kozinets' book in "Netnography" it delivers one of the best guidelines into the subject at the moment!

Be persistent Information may be difficult and tedious to find. What percent of teens drop out of high school in the community, and how does that compare to other, similar communities? His dissertation on factionalism at Isleta Pueblo was defended inbut he did not receive his Ph.

Information pertaining to manual tracking and coding of e-mail survey responses has been eliminated from Chapter 7. They may also introduce you to academic sources and experts whose work you can seek out.

A successful digital survey project is highly dependent on choosing suitable software; we have therefore, expanded our discussion of factors one should consider when purchasing software and signing up for a Web survey host.

Popular survey questions and examples

They'll know whose stories are gripping, and who can pull an audience into understanding. The search for stories and anecdotes to illustrate your issue An important part of an advocacy effort can be the first-person stories of people actually involved in or affected by the issue at hand.

Think out what you're asking, so that questions aren't vague or subject to too much interpretation unless interpretation is what you're looking for. Given that French's father, Delbert R.

Would you be satisfied with simplistic, basic answers or are you interested in more elaborate narrative responses? Detective work may also involve sifting through documents of some sort.

If there's something illegal or unethical going on, there may be someone inside the entity whose discomfort with the situation will make him willing to talk to you. Make questions or items clear and easy to respond to. Get started for free.

Why do research? If you're planning to conduct a study, or to have someone else - a university researcher, a watchdog organization - conduct one for you, consider these important points: Determine what your resources will allow you to do.

Academics or other experts. Make sure you have the money, time, and skills available to conduct the study you want. Many of these questions will be formatted as lists in which the respondent will choose the appropriate option. We have increased our coverage of pre-recruited panels with expanded information about the benefits and limitations of building online panels.

Once you have decided on a research topic: Work from the general to the specific Create a list of concept terms that you want to search.Survey Research. S urveys represent one of the most common types of quantitative, social science research.

In survey research, the researcher selects a sample of respondents from a population and administers a standardized questionnaire to them. online surveys outlined above and the finding that online surveys appear preferred to paper-based surveys by both students and teachers (Roberts & Allen,; Harlow, ).

However, the ethical use of online surveys in educational research requires consideration of a range of potential issues. David Heath French (May 21, – ) was an American anthropologist and linguist from Bend, atlasbowling.com his lifetime he was considered the foremost academic authority on the Chinookan people of the middle Columbia River, especially the Wasco-Wishram Chinooks of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Oregon.

His research focused on ethnobotany and language. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text.

Sep 01,  · Inferences from an ethnobotanical field expedition in the selected locations of Sivas and Yozgat provinces (Turkey) were published in international journals as successive papers and overall evaluation of the results were reported in book chapters (Yesilada, conducting ethnobotanical field surveys for documentation of the knowledge Cited by: CONDUCTING ETHNOBOTANICAL SURVEYS: AN EXAMPLE FROM GHANA ON P-LANTS USED FOR THE PROTECTION OF STORED CEREALS AND PULSES J.R.

Cobbinah*, C. Moss, P. Golob and S.R. Belmain *(Forestry Research Institute, Ghana).