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ODT: NZ underestimates social scientists

Peter Griffin posted in on July 26th, 2010.

Rob Burton explains why New Zealand’s current attitude towards social science, particularly in agriculture, may be far from optimal. While current practices are to use social scientists in an ‘expansionist’ way, to spread new technologies out to farmers, he argues that social scientists should instead be used to help facilitate dialogue between scientists and farmers, […]

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