Farming Systems Research

Subject 212-812 (2009)

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Credit Points: 16.70
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 60 hours of lectures, tutorials, practicals and assignments
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: The conduct of field-level research in agricultural systems, with particular reference to smallholder agriculture and the problems faced in undertaking effective research with limited resources; definitions and terminology in agricultural systems; agricultural systems and the small farmer; orientation of field-level research; the research process: definition and clarification of objectives; background data; site selection; design of surveys and trials; farmer participation; data collection techniques: questionnaire surveys; monitoring; cross-sectional data; rapid rural appraisal; sampling: populations; sample size; problems of small numbers and uncontrolled environments; analysis of data.
Assessment: Three hour written examination; up to three

written assignments (maximum 3,000 words each); seminar

(up to one hour). The timetable and weighting to be given to

each component of assessment will be published at the

beginning of the subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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