Contribution of community radios in rural areas development case study of Habwa Ijambo? program aired at RC Huye
par MIGISHA Magnifique
National University of Rwanda (NUR), Huye, Rwanda - Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Communication 2011
The Study Population is the population from Huye district in Rwaniro sector, and all are the audience group of RC Huye.
Population and sample size of the study: Population in that sector are from rural area, the total respondents are 30.
This means that I used the sampling technique which is purposive in that sector I interacted with group of people who regularly listen to RC Huye especially who frequently give their views to the radio station, they are called «RC Huye Ambassadors» in their respective villages.
I measure if there's any change in their everyday's life economically and socially through basing on how they live before starting hearing the program. Sampling technique: I choose respondents regarding the time they listen to the radio.
In this research, I had met people and I had a focus group where it will be a discussion about the real impact of the program to their everyday's life.
In this research in collecting data I used different techniques including:
Interviewing (An interview is a data-collection technique that involves oral questioning of respondents, either individually or as a group), Observing (observation is a technique that involves systematically selecting, watching and recording behaviour and characteristics of living beings, objects or phenomena), and Using available information (usually there is a large amount of data that has already been collected by others, although it may not necessarily have been analysed or published. Locating these sources and retrieving the information is a good starting point in any data collection effort).
It becomes clear when a researcher use different data collection techniques because they can complement each other. A skilful use of a combination of different techniques can reduce the chance of bias and will give a more comprehensive understanding of the topic under study.
While collecting data, I used a focus group discussion, and this group contributes more in data gathering.
This study is limited to the period between March 2010 and March 2011, mainly because it is where this program was regularly aired twice a week, and the RC Huye transmitter's capacity expanded in that time. And then as a researcher, I want to take the respondents in Rwaniro sector located in Huye district.
This study comprises five chapters.
- Chapter Zero is the introduction of the study, and that is where we find the study's background, the statement of the problem, the objectives and significance of the study, as well as the hypotheses, scope and the organisation of the study.
- Chapter One will tackle the theoretical framework and literature review regarding the topic.
- Chapter Two will discuss the methodological approaches used in the study, and will give details of techniques used while collecting data.
- Chapter Three will be about data presentation and interpretation.
- Chapter Four will include conclusions and recommendations drawn from the research.