Diffusion of Innovation: Theory, History & Examples


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What is explained by the diffusion of innovation theory?

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1. Diffusion of innovation is a five-step process that occurs on both the personal and social scale. What is step number one?

2. What is it called when every individual in society decides to adopt an innovation by themselves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Prepare to be examined about subjects having to do with things like the steps of the diffusion of innovation, adopters, and the concept of individuals adopting innovation alone.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The aim of these assessments is to quiz you on:

  • What the diffusion of innovation theory says
  • The first step in the diffusion of innovation
  • What it's called when individuals adopt an innovation by themselves
  • The definition of an adopter in this context
  • Stages of adopters

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about elements of the diffusion of innovation
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the term 'adopters'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding stages of adopters

Additional Learning

Continue to learn about these subjects with the aid of our related video lesson. This lesson, Diffusion of Innovation: Theory, History & Examples, will be on:

  • The history of the diffusion of innovation
  • Examples of the diffusion of innovation
  • Significant figures and groups related to the diffusion of innovation