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National Open University Exam Past Question – AEM503 2013 EXAM QUESTION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA AEM 503 Agricultural Extension and Management

14/16 Ahmadu Bello Way, V/I, Lagos

School of Science & Technology

EXAM QUESTION: 2013

 

 

Programme: Agricultural Extension and Management

Course Code: AEM 503

Course Title: Diffusion and Adoption of Innovations

Credit Unit: 3

Time Allowed: 3 Hours

Total Score: 100 Marks

Instruction: Answer Section A {(COMPULSORY) 20 Marks}

And Any Four questions in Section B (20 Marks each)

SECTION A

 

 

1a.      List the five adopter categories according to the percentag e the individuals in a social  system  to  adopt  an  innovation.  State  the  percentages  accordingly

=10Marks

 

 

1b.      With the aid of a well labeled diagram show the Categorization of Adopters of

Innovation and direction of propensity to adoption.         =10Marks

 

 

SECTION B

 

 

  1. (a) Define the concept of Innovation?  =4Marks (b) List the two categories of innovation/technologies?                   =4Marks (c) Outline three important ways  in which the adoption of interactive
  communications differs from that of previous innovations. =12Marks
2. (a) List the main elements involved in diffusion?

(b) Define the Rate of adoption?

=12Marks

=8Marks

 

  1. List the communication channel of diffusing the innovation at various

states in the innovation decision and give 3 examples of each.       =20Marks

  1. (a) List the four approaches to identifying opinion leaders?            =8Marks

(b) In a few words state characteristics of opinion leaders?            =12Marks

  1. (a)  Define  the  term  sensitivity  training  as  a  change  agent  in  Agricultural

organization?                                                                                                   =5Marks

6. (a) Mention the 5 implication of stages innovation-decisions. =10Marks
  (b) Outline the consequences of innovation-decisions? =10Marks

 

(b) Outline the aims of sensitivity training?                                          =15Marks

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