Research methods and techniques

This solution addresses the need to support the rigor of FRN-based research. in any region for farmers and others contributing to and learning from FRN

Problem Description

The purpose of "rigor" in research is to ensure that the results are valid. Non-valid results can be misleading or wrong, and thus damaging to the interests of those who pay attention to them.

Building Blocks

Story

FRNs are about bringing the power of agricultural research to the people who can most benefit from it -- farmers. Like any researcher, a farmer participating in a FRN must understand what makes research powerful and useful.

Resources

Organisations Involved

Contributed By

  • Bettina Haussmann, Univ. Hohenheim, Stuttgart
  • Beth Medvecky, Cornell
  • Kate Wellard
  • Claire Nicklin
  • Ric Coe, SSD

Solution Stage

One of the 7 stages of an innovation. Learn more
STAGE SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING FINANCE REQUIRED KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED GOAL
Exploring opportunities and challenges1
Research and analysis for exploratory work
  • Horizon scanning
  • Evidence scanning
  • Ethnography and insight generation
  • Systems mapping
  • Foresight
  • Complaints and consumer research
  • Low risk of failure, but clear decisions should be taken about how to act on insights.
LOW
  • Grants
LOW
Insights derived from formal research and informal knowledge gathering
A well understood and clearly defined problem or opportunity

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