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    Author(s): Lisa C. Chase; Roelof M.J. Boumans; Stephanie Morse
    Date: 2007
    Source: In: Burns, R.; Robinson, K., comps. Proceedings of the 2006 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2006 April 9-11; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-14. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 377-381.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report - Proceedings
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Communities involved in recreation and tourism planning need to understand the broad range of benefits and challenges--economic, social, and ecological--in order to make informed decisions. Participatory computer modeling is a methodology that involves a community in the process of collectively building a model about a particular situation that affects participants' lives. This research attempts to combine the diverse perspectives gained through stakeholder involvement with the analytical tools of dynamic modeling to help communities make better-informed decisions regarding recreation and tourism development. A comparison of the developed models and an evaluation of the participatory process will yield a unified general model and inform the direction of future research.

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    Chase, Lisa C.; Boumans, Roelof M.J.; Morse, Stephanie. 2007. Participatory modeling of recreation and tourism. In: Burns, R.; Robinson, K., comps. Proceedings of the 2006 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2006 April 9-11; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-14. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 377-381.

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