Entropy as a measure of consensus in the evaluation of recreation site quality.

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Abstract

Shannon's entropy statistic is proposed as a means of measuring the degree of consensus in ordinal ratings of recreation site quality. Statistical procedures for estimation and hypotheses testing are described. The methodology is applied to data on ratings of the quality of various water-based recreation sites in the Boston area by a sample of households, and several explanations of the divergences in perceptions of quality are tested. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-251
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
Volume18
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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