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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 1 Some advantages to having an outsider on the team

Don Messerschmidt

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 1 Some advantages to having an outsider on the team Don Messerschmidt Introduction not new), I wish to demonstrate by means of three examples how being Outsider is In their discussions of the cross
cultural sometimes helpful to RRA research. My impacts, cultural neutrality, and examples come out of recent experience at the Insider/outsider effects on RRA research, Institute of Forestry (IOF) in Pokhara, Nepal, Weyman Fussell and Ueli Scheuermeier raise where RRA is used to study community some interesting points (in RRA Notes 9 and forestry. My role at the IOF is as research 10 respectively). While recognising both sides adviser, and RRA trainer and collaborator. of the issues, the pros and the dons, I wish to take the stand as witness for the defense. Case 1. On translation and Outsiders on RRA teams can have quite encapsulation positive, sometimes catalytic roles to play. And sometimes Insiders become Outsiders in On an early reconnaissance of two hill their own society. villages, Rhiban and Lahchok, near Pokhara, an RRA team of seven Nepalis and one Some years back a discussion was raging in expatriate set out to learn about local forms of anthropology about the ...

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