The purpose of this study was to analyze the individual reasoning of
24 adults as they made decisions for two communities regarding municipal
wastewater treatment. The two western Oregon communities were both
responding to notices from governmental agencies of higher environmental
standards for the purification of wastewater before it could...
Involving the public in wildlife management is important to achieve effective and acceptable policies. An accurate assessment of public opinion can be complicated by the public's prior knowledge, perceptions, and the method of public input used. This paper evaluates some factors which may have influenced a public involvement project the...
The purpose of this research was to explore patients' perceptions of services
provided by hospital dietitians. The two-phase study included: (1) personal
interviews of thirty-one patients to determine service attributes believed important
when receiving a dietitian's service, and (2) development of a survey instrument,
NUTRI-SERVE. Responses were obtained from 103...
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The purpose of this qualitative research study was to describe the
experiences of secondary teachers who were actively involved in positions of
teacher leadership in their schools and to discover the meaning that leadership
activities had for them in their work. The informal teacher leaders performed their
leadership functions in...
The overall purpose of this research is to assess the Oregon public's capacity to address water resources disturbances through civil society. According to scientists and resource managers, Oregon's water resources are over taxed and at risk, with future projections placing additional stress from climate change and population growth. Oregon's 2009...
Protected area creation, including creation of marine reserves (MRs), is increasingly molded by ecosystem based management (EBM) that integrates biological and social information in the pre and post establishment phases. Collecting social data from large and representative samples of the public (as opposed to other stakeholder groups) before establishing a...
Three research questions are addressed in this study: (1) To what degree do residents
support/oppose various aspects of water resources protection? (2) What factors explain
residents' attitudes? and, (3) How do attitudes vary between participants and nonparticipants
of place-based groups (watershed councils and neighborhood
associations)? The population of interest is...