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9: Community Impacts

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    15603
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    Overview

    In this lesson, you will learn about the boomtown impact model and consider how the model might be updated to fit the particular conditions of shale gas development. Next, we will assemble a handy “toolbox” of ways to assess information about the social impacts of shale gas development. Assigned readings will give an overview of each topic, which we will review together, then apply to actual data from the Marcellus Shale region.

    Main topics include:

    • Causation in Social Science
    • Community Impacts in the Media
    • Boomtown Impact Model
    • Risk Perception
    • Institutional Trust


    9: Community Impacts is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Marcellus Matters via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.

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