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Demonstrating the value of a social science research program to a natural resource management agency

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Jakes, Pamela J.; Dwyer, John F.; Carr, Deborah S.

Year Published

1998

Publication

In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 228-233.

Abstract

With ever tightening resources to address an increased number of diverse and complex issues, it has become common for scientists and managers to be called upon to demonstrate the value of their programs. In the spring of 1995, social scientists at the USDA Forest Service North Central Forest Experiment Station we so called upon. This paper discusses an effort to demonstrate the value of a social science research program for the Agency and the Station. We describe our experiences to share our perspectives on the value of a social science research to public land management, and as an aid to others likely to face similar challenges in the future.

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Jakes, Pamela J.; Dwyer, John F.; Carr, Deborah S. 1998. Demonstrating the value of a social science research program to a natural resource management agency. In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 228-233.

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