> ...; i.e. how do you know ......if the choices you have made are taking you
> along the journey you wish? [or] if you are doing the right thing? ...what
> do you gauge your successes or failures by?
Obviously, it depends on how you define your "journey" (which is as good an
analogy as any), and presupposes three things: A beginning, an end and a map
(i.e., a land or transition through which you must pass).
If I understand your motivation correctly, your goal is to put (other) peoples
motive on "a" map, but you are going to get a lot of different maps (or models,
as you say) and need a meta-map or model to make sense of them all.
If you agree, I'd be willing to look into it with you if you like. Otherwise,
what you are asking for is a worthwhile endevor but certainly NOT a trial task.
A good number of basic assumptions must be examined, and there is no single way
to get to a given destination. It depends on where you're coming from and how
long a trip we are talking about (which by definition should be incremental and
in fact never ending, to my mind), aside from where you want to go. Even so, a
set (or sets) of goals can and probably should be postulated here, though not
all will agree (mainly on what's "realistic", or an acceptable deviation from a
given "norm" or status quo.
Can't do more on this at the moment and in any case, would rather first
determine if my perpective is constructive for you and get a better ideal of
what level (geographic and temporal) you intend to focus on.
> What tests do you apply about the indicators that you use to your planning
> process when deciding on a course of action or assesment
> of what you observe after implementation of the plan? I am also curious
> as to what type of models are used. personal model/ adopted model etc.
> And if the model you use is totally embraced or you use only parts that
> seem to fit/understand/need. example: are all guidelines of IPM used or
> just what is needed at the time?
> I am interested in the transitions that are occuring with
> food systems and how models and indicators are used while these
> changes are happening and how they play a part in the success/speed/failure
> of the changes occuring. Any insights or comments would be appreciated
> Kelly Flegel
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> Dryden, NY 13053
> tel. 607-844-5156
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