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Document begins: Feedback. Feedback. Feedback. 22 Preference ranking: a cautionary tale from Papua New Guinea William J. Fielding and Janet Riley, with a response from Robert Chambers Feedback is a forum for discussion in PLA of items can be reliably identified. In the Notes. It features articles which raise common current article we discuss some ways in which concerns or challenges in fieldwork or training, ranking techniques can be misleading and together with a response from another limiting, and suggest some solutions. One practitioner of participatory approaches. Letters method used to obtain a priority ranking of a and articles are welcomed for this section, as list of items is to ask respondents to put each are your comments on any of the issues raised by Feedback. item in rank order; the numbers associated with the ranks are then added across all ! respondents and the totals are used to obtain an Introduction overall ranking from the group. Preference ranking is commonly used in participatory research to understand local An example people's preferences and priorities. These can include characteristics, aspects of a new Consider the following example. Four farmers farming method or more general development are asked to rank five characters ...

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