Date of Award:
Master of Science (MS)
Economics and Finance
Department name when degree awarded
Herbert H. Fullerton
The purposes of this thesis are twofold. The first is to show problems encountered in collecting and analyzing data on small-holder agriculture. The second is to describe the role of data in supporting research and rationalization of alternatives for sustaining agricultural strategies in development.
Data collected from six villages of the Lower Shebelle Region of Somalia are taken as a case study to show the difficulties encountered in procurement and analysis of that data. The thesis discusses data collection methods that ensure gathering adequate data that can be used to undertake production economics and farm management research. The thesis also discusses critical sources of data biases that may preclude any meaningful conclusion from the research effort.
Aw-Hassan, Aden Abdullahi, "Problems of Data Collection for Economic Research in Small Farmer Agriculture: Some Experience in Somalia" (1988). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 4077.
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