Skip to main content

Multi-Method Approach to Exploring Social–Ecological Dimensions in a Mediterranean Suburban Beach Setting

Buy Article:

$59.35 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Research related to social–ecological systems may be enhanced through multi-method approaches to collecting interdisciplinary data and using combinations of analytical tools. In this article we combine different types of data (interval, ordinal, nominal, spatial), methods (participant observation, survey instrument), and analytical tools (IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences [SPSS] and Geographic Information Systems [GIS]) to identify management relevant linkages across social and ecological dimensions in a Mediterranean suburban beach setting. In particular, we demonstrate the central role of quantitative perception data for identifying pragmatic environmental management measures in coastal recreation scenarios.

Keywords: GIS; Mediterranean; case study approach; coastal tourism; multi-method assessments; perceptions

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: SOCIB (Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System) Balearic Islands, Spain

Publication date: May 1, 2012

More about this publication?

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more