ERIC Number: ED116885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Development Priorities in the West River Region, North Dakota: A Social Attitude and Communication Analysis.
Bowes, John E.; Stamm, Keith R.
Presenting a descriptive and prescriptive analysis of the social variables important to planning and informed public participation in the development of the West River Diversion Project in North Dakota (WRDP), this report is organized via the following sections: (1) Knowledge and Evaluation of the Project (How aware are people of the WRDP and its implications and are they in favor of it?); (2) Priorities and Their Evaluation for Regional Development (What prime needs do people see for the West River area and do these jibe with present emphasis on water management and heavy industry?); (3) Awareness and Evaluation of Development Agencies and Their Policies (How well does State and Federal agency performance stack up in the public's mind?); (4) Agencies as Solvers of Regional Development Problems (Which agencies are associated in the public's mind with water control and regional development?); (5) Communication between Citizens and Agencies (How accurate is citizen-agency communication and to what extent are citizens and agencies in agreement on development priorities?); (6) Information Sources (Where can people obtain information on development activities?); (7) Lifestyle and Optimism (How attached are people to the region and how willing are they to see change?); (8) Basic Sample Characteristics (community leaders, citizens, and agency representatives). (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. Office of Water Resources Research.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Communication Research Center.; North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Communication Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota