Research in Extension
Research in Extension: New tools to reinvent its future
While research tools and techniques in core disciplines from which extension borrowed its research methods have evolved significantly, extension research still depends heavily on many of the outdated tools.
Research in Extension: It is time to introspect
Though the field of extension globally has moved beyond technology transfer to facilitation, learning, organising and building networks, extension research in India is still stuck in studying technology transfer, per se.
How Can Technologies Make An Impact ? Innovativeness, Improved Delivery And Institutional Mechanisms
Agricultural research rarely goes beyond production of new technologies and its pilot testing in few select villages. Promoting wider application of the new knowledge it has produced is considered as someone else’s responsibility.
Extension Research and Technology Development
Senior extension scientists, Dr M J Chandra Gowda, Dr Sreenath Dixit, Dr R Roy Burman and Dr P N Ananth reflect on how extension research can better contribute to technology development.
Extension Research: Random thoughts from a Well Wisher
Are we serious in undertaking research in Extension? Do we have a research agenda?
Scientific publishing in extension: Are we doing enough and are we doing well?
Enhancing the quality of extension research is a pre-requisite for improving the quality of academic publishing in extension. Much needs to be done on strengthening drafting skills and improving the quality of peer review too.
Negotiating Reality: A pragmatic approach for conducting quality extension research
Extension scientists are often under stress due to the demotivating work environment and lack of technical guidance from the professional societies. But still one can conduct quality research in extension by following a pragmatic approach, argues, Dr P Sethuraman Sivakumar
New Advances in Extension Research Methodologies-Part 1
To improve the rigour of extension research, one should use new and effective research methodologies.
Towards Extension Education Reforms 2.0: The Realities, Expectations and Imperatives
Being an extension student is currently a matter of fate for many. We need to make this a choice through strengthening research in extension argues, Mr Sreeram Vishnu and Dr Jancy Gupta.
Sample Size for Extension Research – Part 1. Quantitative Studies
Non-availability of sound guidelines for sample size estimation is the primary factor affecting the quality of extension research in the country. In this blog, Dr P Sethuraman Sivakumar presents guidelines for choosing adequate sample for extension research.
Do Networks Matter? A retrospective on the potential applications of social network analysis
Social Network Analysis (SNA) is arguably the latest trend and buzzword among social science practitioners. With its strong theoretical and empirical rooting in sociology and graph theories, it could answer many research questions within a system. It is no secret that modern social media channels such as Facebook and LinkedIn have their theoretical backing from SNA. In this blog post, Subash S P and Sreeran V try to highlight some of the potential applications of SNA in agricultural sciences.