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Effect of balanced information on attitudes towards open ocean aquaculture development in New EnglandAuthor(s): Robert A. Robertson; Erika L. Carlsen
Source: In: Kyle, Gerard, comp., ed. 2001. Proceedings of the 2000 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-276. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 107-111
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionAssessing public support for natural resource management initiatives requires an understanding of how information will affect public attitudes. Using the development of marine aquaculture in New England as a case study, an experimental design was used to investigate the effects of balanced information on attitudes. The moderating effects of familiarity on attitudes were also examined. Results indicate that balanced information has a negative effect on attitudes, especially among individuals who are unsure of their level of familiarity with the issue.
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CitationRobertson, Robert A.; Carlsen, Erika L. 2001. Effect of balanced information on attitudes towards open ocean aquaculture development in New England. In: Kyle, Gerard, comp., ed. 2001. Proceedings of the 2000 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-276. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 107-111
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