We have determined the displacements of the ions and the changes in cell parameters which occur on application of an electric field to a crystal of AgGaS2, using a three-step modulation method. The shifts in Bragg angle of 14 reflections, due to a fieldof 2.6 x 106 V/m applied nearly parallel to , were used to refine the change in cell parameters. The resulting piezo-electric coefficients are d14=d25 =8.8 (0.9) 10-12 C/N and d36=7.6 (1.8) 10-12 C/N. This leads to a value of 4.8 (0.5) pC/Nfor the piezoelectric constant in the  direction which compares well with a value of 5-6 10-12 C/N determined by other methods. The ionic displacements were studied on a second sample, with E=2.6x 106 V/m in adirection parallel to . Very small, but significant a and b directiondisplacements were observed for all atoms, whereas the displacements in the c direction were negligible as expected. Relative to the sulfur framework, the Ga ion displacement is considerably larger than that of the Ag ions.