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Farmers' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Control Practices of Rodents in an Agricultural Area of Taiwan

Ian Nicholas Best, Pei-Jen Lee Shaner, Kurtis Jai-Chyi Pei, Chi-Chien Kuo
2022 Agronomy  
From our survey sample of 126 farmers, rodents were perceived to be the most problematic for vegetable crops, followed by rice, and then fruit.  ...  One-third of the farmers in our survey stated they currently use rodenticides, with crop type, perceived problems caused by rodents, and attitudes toward rodents found to be important explanatory variables  ...  Thanks are also given to Yu-Ju Chien of National Taiwan University for advice on the content and design of the questionnaire.  ... 
doi:10.3390/agronomy12051169 fatcat:ooau4e7rorhv3ixeecn7usysi4

Statistical News and Notes

1937 Journal of the American Statistical Association  
forms, statements of instruction and other materials pertaining to the collection, tabulation, analysis, or publication of the data from said questionnaire as the Chairman of the Central Statistical Board  ...  or agents of the Federal Government, and provided that (ii) it is expected to make combined totals or averages from information obtained from the use of the said questionnaire.  ... 
doi:10.1080/01621459.1937.10502761 fatcat:ycw4ibufivfgfeyzqa5pvq7ewu

Identification and analysis of smallholder producers' constraints: applications to Tanzania and Uganda

Derek Baker, Jo Cadilhon, Washington Ochola
2015 Development in Practice  
Data Envelopment Analysis as a two-step approach has been used to combine farm efficiency analysis with statistical identification of the factors associated with low performance (e.g.  ...  A constraint is here interpreted as anything that prevents an actor or system from achieving its goal. Diverse methods have been applied to constraint analysis for development purposes.  ...  Nationally-representative production data was also accessed from national household surveys, and regression analysis was used to guide the formulation of questionnaires.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09614524.2015.1007924 fatcat:meyu6ku55bhfdhvohhpwpnayyu

Chapter V: Observational Methods of Research

Saul B. Sells
1948 Review of Educational Research  
They include market surveys, attitude and opinion polls; they use various types of questionnaires and interviews; and collect data by personal interview, by mail, and by various combina- tions of these  ...  Katz (66) wrote a critical comment distinguishing what he called “survey technic” from opinion polling.  ... 
doi:10.3102/00346543018005424 fatcat:gljvvhejgzh3xcdo63cvhpjkyu

Revisiting the Proximity Principle with Stakeholder Input: Investigating Property Values and Distance to Urban Green Space in Potchefstroom

Zene Combrinck, Elizelle Juanee Cilliers, Louis Lategan, Sarel Cilliers
2020 Land  
Challenges pertaining to the planning of green spaces were emphasised, despite residents' willingness to pay more for such green spaces in close proximity to residential areas, according to the cross-tabulations  ...  Our statistical analysis indicated a rejection of the proximity principle in some areas, contradicting internationally accepted theory.  ...  Acknowledgments: This research is supported in part by the National Research Foundation of South Africa (Grant Numbers: 116243). Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/land9070235 fatcat:qt3z6qmrgjfenls4miqokfy3e4

Application of foodborne disease outbreak data in the development and maintenance of HACCP systems

Pedro J. Panisello, Roisin Rooney, Peter C. Quantick, Rosalind Stanwell-Smith
2000 Journal of food microbiology  
Classification and cross tabulation of surveillance information relating to aetiological agents, food vehicles and contributory factors facilitates hazard analysis.  ...  Improper cooking, inadequate storage, cross-contamination and use of raw ingredients in the preparation of food were the most common factors contributing to outbreaks.  ...  the surveillance system for gastrointestinal (Wheeler et al., 1999) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0168-1605(00)00376-7 pmid:11020042 fatcat:ofhbca4pkje6xdf7p7qspkayui

Trends in Cigarette Smoking in Kenya and the Challenges Impeding Cessation

Caren Kurgat
2019 American Journal of Biological and Environmental Statistics  
This survey has demonstrated that most cigarette smokers are not only well educated but are aware of the dangers of cigarette smoking.  ...  It is clear from this study that most cigarette smokers had acquired high school education and above; representing 70% of the respondents.  ...  The Directorate of Research and Extension (R&E) of Egerton University is greatly appreciated for facilitating the administration of funds for this work. Consent for Publication Not applicable.  ... 
doi:10.11648/j.ajbes.20190501.12 fatcat:bskt4nbyerhkjirjun6qoujsim

History of the Uses of Modern Sampling Procedures

Frederick F. Stephan
1948 Journal of the American Statistical Association  
farms for use in its surveys [69].  ...  (d) Public opinion polls: The practice of surveying public opinion emerged from simple but obscure beginnings in the “straw vote” conducted by newspapers to sense public reactions to candidates and obtain  ... 
doi:10.1080/01621459.1948.10483247 fatcat:5dsleflkdzbivg7mgsiyanli2i

Capturing farm diversity with hypothesis-based typologies: An innovative methodological framework for farming system typology development

Stéphanie Alvarez, Carl J. Timler, Mirja Michalscheck, Wim Paas, Katrien Descheemaeker, Pablo Tittonell, Jens A. Andersson, Jeroen C. J. Groot, Iratxe Puebla
2018 PLoS ONE  
We illustrate the effects of analysing the diversity from different angles, using different typology objectives and different hypotheses, on typology creation by using an example from Zambia's Eastern  ...  Creating typologies is a way to summarize the large heterogeneity of smallholder farming systems into a few farm types.  ...  The contents are the responsibility of the producing organizations and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of USAID or the U.S. Government.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0194757 pmid:29763422 pmcid:PMC5953459 fatcat:r6m2ojffj5fzzjk4cgyjmnzl7m

Evaluation of Sustainability Determinants of Small Farming Systems via Participatory Modeling and Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Processes: The Case Study of Heliciculture in Greece

Marianthi Hatziioannou, Konstantinos Kokkinos
2021 Frontiers in Sustainability  
Apart from the concept circumscription, we use the FCM to provide an in-depth scenario analysis including steady state and dynamic evaluation of driver concepts to receiver concepts in the model.  ...  The methodology is applied for the case study of heliciculture farming systems in Greece.  ...  of the farming system.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frsus.2021.629408 fatcat:opcudkohp5cgfmz4naspubi2my

Surveys: Scientific predictions or navel gazing?

Joseph Kivilu, Ronnie Mmotlane
2010 Journal of African Elections  
The object of this article is to interrogate the nature of survey research as a scientific tool in general and to trace the development of its use in political and government settings, especially in South  ...  We examine the extent to which different survey organisations and researchers heed the prerequisites and demands of scientific methods in research and, more especially, the methodologies used in surveys  ...  Most privately-owned research organisations that conduct political opinion surveys are fairly small companies that specialise in designing the questionnaire to be used, tabulating the answers, analysing  ... 
doi:10.20940/jae/2010/v9i2a9 fatcat:gp6vi2jxtja6xjfriisfjseiye

Cultural perceptions of small urban wetlands: Cases from the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada

Patricia M. Manuel
2003 Wetlands (Wilmington, N.C.)  
Results of the survey show that the study participants are aware of the wetlands in their midst but are not especially observant of or knowledgeable about 'their' sites, nor do they visit their wetlands  ...  We surveyed residents of three urban communities in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada for their knowledge about and perceptions of a small wetland in each of their respective neighborhoods  ...  Analysis included generating descriptive statistics (frequency distributions, average Likert scores) and comparing the frequency distributions of responses between the three study groups using cross-tabulations  ... 
doi:10.1672/0277-5212(2003)023[0921:cposuw]2.0.co;2 fatcat:37fokhvfsvdsze3zlt4xqf564m

Using Former Farmland for Biomass Crops: Massachusetts Landowner Motivations and Willingness to Plant

David Timmons
2014 Agricultural and Resource Economics Review  
In western Massachusetts, where almost 90 percent of former farmland is no longer in commercial use, we study factors that motivate landowners to grow biomass energy crops.  ...  A geographic information system model identifies a landowner population, and a contingent valuation survey reveals payments landowners are willing to accept (WTA) for growing biomass crops.  ...  While the survey sample is slightly older, is better educated, and has slightly higher income than the general landowner population in this region, cross-tabulation of demographic characteristics with  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1068280500005529 fatcat:r247ojrzj5gjpmkksop2tzwgau

Does socio-Demographic Variables Matter in Explaining Issues and Challenges in Islamic Microfinance? Evidence from Malaysia

M Che Mohd Salleh, S Kassim, S Nadhirah Kassim
2019 KnE Social Sciences  
Methodology-It adopts the quantitative research methodology where primary data is collected using survey questionnaires administered on 393 women entrepreneurs who are currently clients of AIM's Islamic  ...  The descriptive and cross-tabulation analyses are applied in efforts to understand the influence of socio-demographic factors (age, education level, duration with AIM, and times of receiving financing)  ...  Table 4 : 4 Results of Cross-tabulation Analysis.  ... 
doi:10.18502/kss.v3i13.4253 fatcat:5xf2pxf735fupexmfpcn3cfiay

Primates on the farm – spatial patterns of human–wildlife conflict in forest-agricultural landscape mosaic in Taita Hills, Kenya

Mika Siljander, Toini Kuronen, Tino Johansson, Martha Nzisa Munyao, Petri K.E. Pellikka
2020 Applied Geography  
Semi-structured questionnaire was used in the primary data collection from the households, and statistical tests were performed.  ...  The study could not show that a specific type of food crop in a farm or type of land use/ land cover inside the wildlife corridor between the farmland and the forest boundary explain households' vulnerability  ...  of Education of Finland (http://cimo.innofactor.com/programmes/hei_ici_index/programmes /hei_ici/projects/taitagis), and funding from the Academy of Finland for TAITAWATER, and the funds provided from  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2020.102185 fatcat:z2254ljr2rftxltzkvalglsrbe
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