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Applying qualitative and quantitative research: a social impact assessment of a fishery


Bradshaw, MB and Wood, LJ and Williamson, S, Applying qualitative and quantitative research: a social impact assessment of a fishery, Applied Geography, 21, (1) pp. 69-85. ISSN 0143-6228 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0143-6228(00)00021-7


Increasingly, human geographers are being encouraged to combine qualitative and quantitative research approaches. The combination involves more than simply juxtaposing approaches; instead, some of the barriers between them need to be removed. This, however, is often easier said than done. Here we address the issue of combining qualitative and quantitative research approaches through a concrete example: a social impact assessment of the rock lobster fishery in Tasmania, Australia. In addition, we discuss how the research was applied politically by people outside the academy. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Bradshaw, MB (Dr Matthew Bradshaw)
UTAS Author:Wood, LJ (Associate Professor Les Wood)
UTAS Author:Williamson, S (Miss Sandra Williamson)
ID Code:22062
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2002-05-09

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