Multi-method approach to exploring social-ecological dimensions in a Mediterranean suburban beach setting

Diedrich, Amy, and Tintore, Joaquin (2012) Multi-method approach to exploring social-ecological dimensions in a Mediterranean suburban beach setting. Coastal Management, 40 (3). pp. 301-311.

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Abstract

Research related to social–ecological systems may be enhanced through multi-method approaches to collecting interdisciplinary data and using combinations of analytical tools. In this article we combine different types of data(interval, ordinal, nominal, spatial), methods (participant observation, survey instrument), and analytical tools (IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences [SPSS] and Geographic Information Systems [GIS]) to identify management relevant linkages across social and ecological dimensions in a Mediterranean suburban beach setting. In particular, we demonstrate the central role of quantitative perception data for identifying pragmatic environmental management measures in coastal recreation scenarios.

Item ID: 26119
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1521-0421
Keywords: case study approach, coastal tourism, GIS, Mediterranean, multi-method assessments, perceptions
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2013 00:00
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160402 Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography @ 60%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960503 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 60%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9098 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism > 909899 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 40%
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