Assignment for the Communication of Agriculture Information

Name: ___________________________________

Research Topic: __________________________________________________________

Objective: understand how information is generated and communicated.

A. Who hires researchers?

a. Industries
b. Academia
c. Government

Answer: Choose one from below
1. a only _______
2. a & b _______
3.
4. b & c ________
5. all _________

B. How do researchers formally communicate the results of their research? (Suggest any ways you can think of. )

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C. How do researchers informally communicate the result of their research?

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D . Match concepts between group A and group B below as appropriate. Each numbers or letters can be matched more than once.

Group A.

1. Primary literature
2. Professional journals
3. Encyclopedia
4. Extension
5. Newspaper
6. Secondary literature
7. Internet
8. Advertisements
9. Proceedings

Group B.

A. Trade magazine

B. Original research

C. Gray literature

D. Scholarly journals

E. Tertiary literatureurnals

F. Newspaper articles

G. Conference presentation

H. Newsletter

I. Circulars

List the match below (e.g 2 & D)

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E. You have just finished an experiment in an agricultural related area; as a result, you write an article reporting the findings of this research.

Your paper is written in a format that contains:

Introduction
Materials
Methodology/Protocol
Data
Conclusion.
Discussion

Here are some questions:

a. In what category (primary, secondary or tertiary) will you classify your paper?

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b. Where will you submit this paper?

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c. Finally, you are invited to present your paper in a professional conference. What kinds of people your will expect to meet? What can you do to join a network that is suitable for your own expertise?

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d. Employees in the extension services published a lot of reports, circulars, and research works. Where can you pick up literature published by these agents in person?

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e. Use the search engine http://searchpdf.adobe.com
To locate some documents published from the extension services nationwide.

List at least two of your findings and information, using the format below

Title
Author
Affiliated University
Department
Location of that University
Publication date/revived date

F. Who publishes dissertations/theses? Can you find them on the Internet? If you do, write down the title, author, university and date of the dissertation/thesis.


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G. Look through journals and read through the author’s instruction of this particular journal you are interested in.

a. Does the author’s instruction appear on every issue? Yes ____ No____
If no, in which issue does it appear? ______________________________________

b. Does this journal has a review process? Yes _____ No ___________________

c. What is the average turn-over time? When will you be notified for acceptance? (You may need to call or write the editor to find out.) __________________________________________________________________

d. Does this journal have a specific theme or subject area? Yes ____ No ______

e. What is the accepted format of article submitted for review required by this journal?


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