The Employment of Integrative Approach to Measure the Consequences of Adoption of Technology and Industry into Kurdish Speaking Areas in Western Azerbaijan Province in Iran
Keywords:Mixed Method, Aborted Development, Technology, Traditional Societies, Traditional and Modern Values, Kurdish Speaking Areas, Southern Regions of Western Azerbaijan Province
AbstractThe present study aims to investigate possible consequences of introduction of technology and industry intoKurdish areas in Iran. The data were collected through core groups, in-depth interviews, oral history, andquestionnaires. The sampling procedure was Parallel Mixed Sampling Method (Quantitative random Samplingand Qualitative Purposive Sampling). The research methodology was a combination of sequential-explanatorymethods. Furthermore, the data were collected through a cross-combination method. A model was developedbased on grounded theory to estimate the consequences of the introduction of technology into traditionalsocieties whose basic assumption is â€œaborted developmentâ€. The reason behind introduction of technology intoKurdish traditional society is associated with some factors such as the attention of private and cooperativesectors to industry and early output enterprises. Interactional conditions include the two dimensions ofignorance and apathy and success and acceptance. On the other hand, consequential dimensions includemodern, developmental, rational, and traditional values. The results of logistic regression test indicate that theindustrial sector is more likely to accept value-normative changes. The findings of the second logistic regressiontest suggest that gender differences will result in differences in the acceptance of value-normative changes formales and females. The important point in the third model is that the place of origin cannot be considered as theonly factor affecting value-normative changes as in the third model the possible differences between industrialand non-industrial sectors with regard to the possibility of acceptance of value changes have been discarded dueto controlling socio-demographic characteristics.
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Tavakol, M., & Sahabi, J. (2013). The Employment of Integrative Approach to Measure the Consequences of Adoption of Technology and Industry into Kurdish Speaking Areas in Western Azerbaijan Province in Iran. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 1(1). Retrieved from https://www.ajouronline.com/index.php/AJHSS/article/view/116
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