By Peggy F. Barlett
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For example, most of the data were collected over a 13-month period of fieldwork in 1972-1973. How can those data claim to 34 ALLEN JOHNSON be representative of an average year? I can report that the Machiguenga considered it an unexceptional year, but this is certainly "soft" data. Furthermore, the data were collected on a sample of only 105 adults and children, because these were the only people accessible in reasonable walking time from our field residence. What of the isolated forest settlements inaccessible except for short visits after difficult treks, or other communities living at different elevations and under different ecological circumstances?
Ecology of Food and Nutrition 6:97-105. Moore, Omar Khayam 1957 Divination: A New Perspective. American Anthropologist 59:69-74. NAS 1974 Recommended Dietary Allowances. : Food and Nutrition Board, National Academy of Sciences. Pospisil, Leopold 1963 Kapauku Papuan Economy. New Haven: Yale University Publications in Anthropology. 2. LIMITS OF FORMALISM 40 Read, Dwight, and Katherine Read 1970 Critique of Davenport's Game Theory Analysis. American Anthropologist 72:351-355. Simon, Herbert 1977 Models of Discovery.
The chapter is organized so that the theory is outlined and aspects are defined in the first section. In the second section, the choice process of Stage 1 of the theory is described, and agricultural examples are given of Stage 1 decisions made by farmers in Lauderdale County, Alabama, and the Altiplano or Western Highlands of Guatemala. In the third section, the algorithm or cognitive steps of Stage 2 are presented. In the fourth section, decision-tree models of several agricultural decisions made in Alabama, Guatemala, and Puebla, Mexico, are presented.
Agricultural Decision Making. Anthropological Contributions to Rural Development by Peggy F. Barlett