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ERIC Number: EJ1000177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Improving Family Forest Knowledge Transfer through Social Network Analysis
Gorczyca, Erika L.; Lyons, Patrick W.; Leahy, Jessica E.; Johnson, Teresa R.; Straub, Crista L.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v11 n3-4 p157-164 2012
To better engage Maine's family forest landowners our study used social network analysis: a computational social science method for identifying stakeholders, evaluating models of engagement, and targeting areas for enhanced partnerships. Interviews with researchers associated with a research center were conducted to identify how social network analysis could improve knowledge transfer in the researcher-stakeholder relationship. Analysis found a large network of family forest stakeholders and organizations in Maine. We recommended that the research center use this information to enhance its role as a boundary organization, facilitating communication among researchers, stakeholders, and their organizations to better address the wicked problems facing family forests. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maine