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Fuzzy cognitive mapping to appraise complex situations

Dodouras, S and James, P 2007, 'Fuzzy cognitive mapping to appraise complex situations' , Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 50 (6) , pp. 823-852.

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    Abstract

    The manner in which different societies and cultures utilise the natural environment for various activities can be myriad and complex to analyse. Whilst experience and the use of accepted methodologies have taught practitioners how to handle many of the issues and controversies linked to the sustainability impacts of proposed initiatives, many of these impacts are more controversial in nature. Systems thinking, based on fuzzy concepts, can provide some initial answers to the question of how to improve communication between heterogeneous groups of stakeholders because it demonstrates a greater respect for the knowledge of communities affected by various regeneration initiatives. Using the 2004 Olympics as a case study, the authors report on the potential applications of fuzzy cognitive mapping as a participatory approach for collecting, analysing and representing information from multiple stakeholders.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QH Natural history > QH001 General, inc. conservation, geographical distribution
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0964-0568
    Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
    Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2010 10:06
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:19
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9474

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