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In search of common ground among diverse forest stakeholders: A contextual content analysis of online text

Year Published

2000

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In: Bengston, David N., ed. Applications of computer-aided text analysis in natural resources. General Technical report. NC-211. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 48-54.

Abstract

Managing public forest collaboratively requires an understanding of differences between and similarities among diverse stakeholder groups. The Minnesota Contextual Content Analysis (MCCA) computer program was used to analyze text obtained from World Wide Web sites expressing the views of seven diverse stakeholder groups involved in forest planning and managemnet. Stakeholder groups wer found to share a practical orientation toward achievement of goals, but had important differences in the emphasis they placed on a set of more specific concepts. MCCA was found to be potentially useful tool for stakeholder analysis.

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Cuff, Jennifer A.; Bengston, David N.; McTavish, Donald G. 2000. In search of common ground among diverse forest stakeholders: A contextual content analysis of online text. In: Bengston, David N., ed. Applications of computer-aided text analysis in natural resources. General Technical report. NC-211. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 48-54.
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