PLA Notes 28: Methodological Complementarity
This edition includes general articles and a special theme section which explores options for combining different methodologies. The issue includes:
A paper on how Operation Hunger, a South African NGO, conducted a poverty assessment
A discussion of the benefits of self-evaluation and participatory evaluation.
A critical assessment of Process Documentation Research as applied to an Aga Khan Rural Support Programme project.
A critical assessment of the use of PRA techniques in agricultural extension.
A paper on using PRA to learn from village elders in Nigeria.
An article on pair-wise ranking using simple tools.
The special themes section opens with look at the methodological changes that can be observed in the evolution of PRA.
A paper on combining rapid appraisal with quantitative methods, based on an example from Mauritania.
A paper on PRA methods and conventional survey tools used by the Lumle Agricultural Research Centre in Nepal
A report on integrating PRA and sample surveys in Malawi
~A report on how PRA techniques and surveys explored the problems related to a mangrove system in El Salvador.
A paper on fieldwork on poverty which combined ethnographic, Rapid Appraisal (RA) and other techniques.
A paper on a research project concerned with land use and soil conservation in Uganda.
A case study on local participation in Eastern Amazonia.~
~A methodological proposal for farmer-scientist land use planning.
A discussion on whether RRA may be more helpful than PRA.
A report research on local forestry and biodiversity conservation in Vanuatu.
A paper on mixing methodologies in Uganda.
~An article on participatory analysis of pests in rice in Asia.
A discussion of some of problems with PRA methodologies.
Tips for Trainers includes an item on card sorting on the ground.