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Keyword: qualitative methods

Applying Q-methodology to select and define attributes for non-market valuation: A case study from Northwest Wyoming, United States

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2014
The underlying validity of stated preference non-market valuation methods relies on the analyst's ability to identify, select, define, and articulate the goods being valued in a way that is relevant and understandable to the respondent, which requires detailed understanding of the respondents' experiences and points of view. Poor articulation of the good being valued will result in biased to useless information for decision-makers.

Stakeholder understandings of wildfire mitigation: A case of shared and contested meanings

Publications Posted on: September 18, 2012
This article identifies and compares meanings of wildfire risk mitigation for stakeholders in the Front Range of Colorado, USA. We examine the case of a collaborative partnership sponsored by government agencies and directed to decrease hazardous fuels in interface areas. Data were collected by way of key informant interviews and focus groups. The analysis is guided by the Circuit of Culture model in communication research.