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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 2 Are some `participatory' techniques culturally biased? (Or: are we hooked on mom's apple pie?)

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 2 Are some `participatory' techniques culturally biased? (Or: are we hooked on mom's apple pie?) Gerard J Gill A number of pictographs, such as the cake-like object forming part of the traditional histogram, trend line and pie chart, have been diet.1 Of course there are circular cereal-based borrowed from conventional statistical products, like injera in Ethiopia and chapatti, presentation and adapted to become part of the roti, puri and paratha in various parts of South RRA, and later PRA, suite of techniques. It is Asia, but these are usually consumed by not always entirely clear why we have opted tearing off a portion and using this to scoop up for such modes of information gathering, a sauce or curry, or else eaten wrapped whole analysis and depiction. Although around some other foodstuff. The concept of a subconsciously at least part of the motivation pie or cake cut into wedge-shaped servings is might just possibly be an attempt to lend an quite alien to such societies (except, of course, aura of statistical respectability to what to the to the urban elite - the upper crust, as one sceptical eye often looks like a pretty might ...

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