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Study Report

Study Number: CA-501-002-2-1-Brazil-DPLS-1966

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Diffusion of innovations in rural societies: Brazil, 1966 and 1968 (phase II only).  [machine-readable data file] / Herzog, Bill  [principal investigator(s)] / Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service  [distributor].

Comments: 2nd. ed. for phase II only, see ed. 1 for phases I and III. Please see section 3.0 of the bibliography.

Access Status: Unrestricted access.

Documentation: Hard copy codebook, 1 volume.

Abstract: Phase I: survey of community characteristics (e.g., social-structural characteristics, modernization levels, quantity and quality of interaction. Phase II; survey of individual farm decision-makers' characteristics. Phase III: survey of relative efficiency of various communications strategies. Phase I: questions concerning the respondents' household size, number of children, education aspirations of children, sources of information, agricultural practices, personal aspirations, knowledge of the political elites, personal beliefs, attitudes toward the future, travelling habits, living preferences (urban or rural), likelihood of repaying promises, perception of change, contact with mass media, organization and church membership. The respondents were also given a functional literacy test. Phase II: farm decision-makers were asked: use of the COOP, type and modernity of housing, income level, size, location and type of farm, mass media exposure, trust of neighbors, cooperation within the community, organization participation. Phase II.5 evaluates effects of assimilation of literacy programs in 10 of 18 communities of Phase II. Phase III: to determine relative efficiency of various communicative strategies, respondents were asked questions concerning: schooling, participation in farm organizations, contact with AGAR, farm type, size and production, number of help, newspaper reading habits, radio listening habits, source of information, personal motivations, rural association, political knowledge, knowledge of community problems, technical knowledge, familiarity with reforestation, preferred sources of information.

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