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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 21 Extracts


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 21 Extracts Props for research Figure 1. The satisfaction ladder Drawing: Laura Greenwood. V A Bourai, S R Bahadur, K M Panwa and K M Mishra The rural population in Garhwal, India, where we worked, often have difficulty in understanding questionnaire surveys. We have found that props can make it easier for them to understand the meaning of questions. We define props as tools that enable local people One of the questions asked was, `Overall, how to visualise the theme of questions and happy would you say that you are?'. The debates. They should be made out of materials respondent was then asked to choose a face that are commonly used and locally that best represented his or her feelings. The meaningful. To collect data relating to the faces were popular amongst the villagers and quality of life for rural people in Garhwal, we helped to make the questionnaire very easy to used several props, two of which we describe understand. here. Experiences The ladder Eight teams involved in the research used the The ladder proved a useful method of enabling props in their work in Garhwal. The two props people to express their ...

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