Developing a Scale to Measure the Indigenous Wisdom Orientation of Rice Farmers
Keywords:Indigenous wisdom orientation, Scale construction, Likert’s method, Item analysis, Reliability, Validity
AbstractThe traditional rice farmers had adopted various indigenous technologies in rice farming which in due course of time was forgotten after the advent of high yielding varieties that warranted excessive use of chemical inputs. Hence a study was designed to develop a scale to measure the indigenous wisdom orientation of stakeholders in rice farming. The study was conducted in Palakkad district of Kerala. Fifty statements reflecting the indigenous wisdom orientation were generated. Likert’s method was employed in the scale construction and the final scale comprising 14 statements was standardized.
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