Development of Knowledge Test to Assess Knowledge Level about Improved Dairy Farming Practices among Users and Non-users of e-Agriservice in Maharashtra


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Authors

  • SK Wadkar PMRDF Scheme, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • K Singh ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana
  • KS Kadian ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana
  • Ritu Chakravarty ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana
  • SD Argade ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Abstract

Effectiveness of ICT-enabled e-Agriservice - aAQUA (Almost All Questions
Answered) with special reference to dairy farming, was assessed in
Maharashtra. Ex-post-facto research design was followed. This paper presents
the procedure to develop a knowledge index for users and non-users to assess
impact in terms of knowledge gain about Improved Dairy Farming Practices
(IDFPs) by availing the e-Agriservice. The study was conducted in randomly
selected four districts of Maharashtra. A total of 37 items or questions were
framed on breeding, feed-fodder, health care and management aspects of the
IDFPs. It was found that the items with difficulty index between 0.25-0.75,
discrimination index above 20 and point bi-serial correlation significant at 5
per cent level of significance was selected for the knowledge test. Thus, a total
of 29 items from 37 items were retained in the knowledge test. The study would
be useful for researchers and academicians to develop and use the knowledge
test in other areas to measure knowledge level of dairy farmers.

Author Biographies

  • SK Wadkar, PMRDF Scheme, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
    PMRDF Scheme, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • K Singh, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana
    ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana
  • KS Kadian, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana
    ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana
  • Ritu Chakravarty, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana
    ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana
  • SD Argade, ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
    ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

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2018-04-08

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2018-04-09

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Development of Knowledge Test to Assess Knowledge Level about Improved Dairy Farming Practices among Users and Non-users of e-Agriservice in Maharashtra. (2018). Journal of Agricultural Extension Management, 17(2). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/JAEM/article/view/78654