Shoulder tapping: a technique of training in participatory rural appraisal

Publication year: 
1991

This humorous account describes a field visit with District Officers in India, where the technique of "shoulder tapping" was used to interrupt officers who tried to give advice to the farmers. The actual dialogue shows the way in which the officers' assumptions were challenged by the farmers they met.

Interest groups: 
This may interest fieldworkers and practitioners, in particular those in government positions
Source publication information
Journal Title: 
Wasteland News
Volume: 
October
Pages: 
2