ERIC Number: EJ499788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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The Origins and Development of the Diffusion of Innovations Paradigm as an Example of Scientific Growth.
Valente, Thomas W.; Rogers, Everett M.
Science Communication, v16 n3 p242-73 Mar 1995
Describes some of the history of rural sociological research on the diffusion of agricultural innovations, and shows how research followed (and deviated from) the Kuhnian concept of paradigm development. Examines the Iowa Hybrid Seed Corn Study which contributed to the rise of sociological diffusion research. (103 references) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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