Social Science Basics for Coastal Managers: Understanding Stakeholders

Thursday, March 09, 2023
Event Time 09:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT
Cost $10
Location Zoom
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About this event

The social sciences are a valuable but often overlooked element of coastal zone management. Issues from marsh restoration to flood mitigation all involve understanding critical human elements— knowledge, values, and attitudes—of the people who live, work, and play in these areas.

In the Understanding Stakeholders module, instructed by NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, participants will get an introduction to prominent social science disciplines, important social science questions, and ways in which social science can be used to meaningfully and systematically engage stakeholders.


Workshop Objectives

Participants will learn to:

  • Recall the major social science disciplines and their applicability to coastal zone management
  • Identify and incorporate behavioral considerations from the social sciences in defining a problem
  • Conduct a stakeholder analysis
  • Evaluate the strengths and limitations of different stakeholder engagement techniques


Workshop Format

This is a virtual workshop. It is one of 3 modules in a series on Social Science Basics for Coastal Managers. The other two modules are Conducting Interviews & Writing Effective Survey Questions and Analyzing Qualitative Data. Registration in one does not guarantee registration in the other 2 modules. You must sign up for each individually. You do not have to sign up for the first one to understand the others. Sign up for the topics you are interested in.

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