Agricultural Economics and Qualitative Research: Incompatible Paradigms?

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Vera Bitsch (2000)
  • Publisher: FQS
  • Journal: Forum: Qualitative Social Research (issn: 1438-5627)
  • Subject: agriculture | horticulture | agribusiness | management | qualitative methods | case study | Social sciences (General) | H1-99

The disciplinary paradigm of agricultural economics emphasizes rational behavior in a world constrained by scarce resources. The research practice focuses on the quantitative modeling of optimization behavior. These models, though, only offer limited support to practiti... View more
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