A Human Dimensions Framework: Guidelines for Conducting Social Assessments

  • Author(s): Bright, Alan D.; Cordell, H. Ken; Hoover, Anne P.; Tarrant, Michael A
  • Date: 2003
  • Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-65. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 83 p.
  • Station ID: GTR-SRS-065

This paper provides a framework and guidelines for identifying and organizing human dimension information for use in forest planning. It synthesizes concepts from a variety of social science disciplines and connects them with measurable indicators for use in analysis and reporting. Suggestions of analytical approaches and sources of data for employment of the identified social indicators are provided.

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