This extract from a review of qualitative research methods consists of the extensive bibliography only. References relate to action research, monitoring and evaluation methods, farming systems research, analysis of agricultural data, informal and formal data collection methods, research methods for social analysis, and many more. The references cover a broad range of aspects of rural development research, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
It draws on the experience of the author with regard to socio-economic surveys carried out in Kenya and elsewhere in East Africa. It considers problems in sampling, farmers' responses, the interview situation, survey staff, and various problems with regard to recording accuracy and data processing. The paper concludes by noting 20 key aspects that should be taken into account when designing surveys.