IV. References for D: Select a social assessment tool

CPB Self-Study Module
STEP 4. Collect audience information relevant to the environmental practice and specific behaviors

D. How can a natural resource professional select a social assessment tool?


References for Section D

The information for Section D has been adapted from a variety of sources:

Personal communication with:

  • Lorna M. Butler, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Cultural Anthropology, Iowa State University
  • Barbara McDonald, Ph.D., Education Specialist, USDA Forest Service.
  • Theresa Trainor, M.A., Program Analyst, US EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds

Printed and internet resources:

  1. Butler, Lorna M. The SONDEO, a Rapid Reconnaissance Approach for Situational Assessment. WREP127, Partnership in Education and Research.
  2. Chambers, Robert. (1994a). The Origins and Practice of Participatory Rural Appraisal. World Development. 22(7): 953-969.
  3. Chambers, Robert. (1994b). Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA): Analysis of Experience. World Development. 22(9): 1,253-1,268.
  4. Chambers, Robert. (1994c) Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA): Challenges, Potentials and Paradigm. World Development. 22(10): 1,437-1,454.
  5. Community Culture and the Environment. A Guide to Understanding a Sense of Place, 2002, U.S. EPA (EPA 842-B-01-003), Office of Water, Washington, D.C.
  6. Ervin, Alexander. (2000). Applied Anthropology: Tools and Perspectives for Contemporary Practice. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
  7. McDermaid, Karyn K. and Daniel C. Barnstable. 2001. Step-by-Step Guide to Conducting a Social Profile for Watershed Planning. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  8. Israel, Barbara A., Amy J. Schulz, Edith A. Parker, and Adam B. Becker. (1998). Review of Community-Based Research: Assessing Partnership Approaches to Improve Public Health. Annual Review of Public Health. 19:1178-180 and 2) “History of CBPR: Principles”
  9. The Loka Institute
  10. NOAA Coastal Services Center and the National Marine Protected Area Center. Social Science for Marine Protected Areas. Social Science for Marine Protected Areas
  11. Barton, T., Borrini, G., de Sherbinin, A., Warren, P. 1997. Our people, our resources : supporting rural communities in participatory action research on population dynamics and the local environment. IUCN Social Policy Group. United Nations Population Fund.

Sample companies that provide survey tools, as of 2016: