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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Research Notes: Content analysis and environmental dispute resolution

The use of content analysis - a popular tool among social scientists - is now being used in applied ecology to help in environmental dispute resolution. A June 18th article in Science Daily outlines "... how content analysis allows differences in focus between stakeholder groups to be highlighted in a quantitatively rigorous way, and that this can encourage a dialogue to develop in which all stakeholders are at least addressing the same issues." Researchers from the University of Sheffield and the University of York applied the technique to the analysis of controversial plans to manage introduced species in Scotland. Might this work have extensions in the Adirondacks?

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