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Valente, Thomas W.; Rogers, Everett M. – Science Communication, 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)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Agricultural Production, Agricultural Trends, Diffusion (Communication)