Due diligence and compromise in communication between wind energy developers and communities
Jack Brand. (2012). Due Diligence and Compromise in Communication Between Wind Energy Developers and Communities. -- In Proceedings: 8th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.19-20
Wind Energy is a critical issue in our nation and especially in Kansas. In 2010, a team of graduate students under the supervision of Dr. Deborah Ballard-Reisch conducted key informant interviews (KIIs) (n=30) and 9 focus groups (n=88) in three Kansas counties (Butler, Kiowa, and Wabaunsee), drawing on three very different contexts for assessing communication issues surrounding such development. The goal of this secondary analysis of research data is to delve more deeply into the specific aspect of the relationships among consultation and information dissemination and community acceptance and involvement, as well as to explore the dichotomy of the perceptions of these issues for decision makers and community members. Data are analyzed using inductive, qualitative thematic analysis.
Fourth Place winner of oral presentations at the 8th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, April 18, 2012.
Research completed at the Elliott School of Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences