Heffernan, C. and F. Misturelli (2011). "Is demand the answer? An exploration of pro-poor, demand-led research." Livestock Science 138(1-3): 109-117.
Format: Peer-reviewed article
Type: Research - Survey
Experience level of reader: Fundamental
Annotation: Demand led research is not living up to its full potential. There is a prevalent misconception about what demand-led research is. True demand-led R&D is a response to user-articulated needs and demands, not a process that simply includes feedback later in the process. This study on producing technological products for poor British farmers shows how most researchers view demand based research as a theoretical concept and fail to define problems using unbiased input from users.
Setting(s) to which the reported activities/findings are relevant: Government, Community, University.
Knowledge user(s) to whom the piece of literature may be relevant: Researchers, Users.
Knowledge user level addressed by the literature: Organization
This article uses the Commercial Devices and Services version of the NtK Model
Categorizing responses by factualness and attitude towards groups reveals problems, confidence level, hopes, preconceptions, surrounding conditions, etc . Use this insight to identify and resolve any oversights.
Discourse analysis findings
Occurrences: NTK Step 1.2, Step 2.2, Step 4.13