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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 5 RRA training in a US masters programme: the students' view

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 5 RRA training in a US masters programme: the students' view Tracy Mygrant Sweeping streets with residents of small Ohio Asking questions, such as how people view towns provided insight for students in the their community overall and where they see it Spring Quarter development workshop. This moving economically, helped the teams marked the first year that the class had compile reports they later presented to the conducted work in the field. Stephen Howard, communities. The reports highlighted concerns a faculty member of the Communication and and the social resources available to meet Development Studies Program and Director of those needs. It was made clear that this was a the African Studies Programme, came up with training experience, so the students didn't the idea of a seminar on the Rapid Rural want to go too far in making suggestions. Appraisal (RRA) approach to data collection two years ago. Students had commented that This course is valuable to students because it they wanted a practical course. offers hands-on experience in an academic setting. As Jan Holt noted, it's quite a skill to Rapid Rural Appraisal is seen as a team approach an area you are ...

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