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    Author(s): Dennis B. Propst
    Date: 1979
    Source: In: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators. 1979. Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 142-150
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Policy Capturing, a potential methodology for evaluating landscape preference, was described and tested. This methodology results in a mathematical model that theoretically represents the human decision-making process. Under experimental conditions, judges were asked to express their preferences for scenes of the Blue Ridge Parkway. An equation which "captures," or defines the policy of each judge was generated. Individual equations were then clustered and a composite policy calculated at each step until one overall policy was obtained. The R2’s for some individuals were generally large (>0.50). How-ever, composite R2's were fairly low (<0.25). Methodological problems and management applications are discussed.

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    Propst, Dennis B. 1979. Policy capturing as a method of quantifying the determinants of landscape preference. In: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators. 1979. Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 142-150

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