Research relating to the economic problems of agriculture has seen rapid and extensive development during the last three decades. Funds now becoming available through the research and marketing act, together with financial support from other sources, promise further expansion and growth in the study of the economic problems of agriculture, and consequently a keen interest in research methods and approaches. While this book deals specifically with research progress and methods in the field of land economics, the author’s findings and conclusions offer guides to research workers and students in agricultural economics and the social sciences generally. Dr. Salter has set up certain basic requirements for evaluating research reports. He makes a comprehensive analysis of the research methodology now used by social scientists and land economists, and forcefully presents the case for use of experimental method in these fields. Those charged with the responsibility for initiating, planning, and carrying out research studies in social sciences will find stimulus and guidance in this book.
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