Date of Degree Completion
Master of Science (MS)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Social well-being indices measure how fishing communities are likely to be affected by social-ecological perturbations, and are a significant tool to identify the primary issues influencing communities’ sustained participation in fishing activities. In an attempt to further our understanding of how communities are affected by such perturbations, we have developed a rapid assessment methodology to test the external validity of a set of well-being indices that measure community vulnerability. This methodology informs how well such indices reflect the communities they represent by measuring elements of well-being through field observations, and comparing them to corresponding index components created from secondary data sources. This process helps us understand how well predetermined components of the well-being indices represent real-world conditions observed by researchers.
Maguire, Conor M., "Understanding Vulnerability in Alaska Fishing Communities: A Validation Methodology for Rapid Assessment of Well-Being Indices" (2015). All Master's Theses. 251.
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