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Sociological Study of Backcountry Users at Grand Canyon National Park, 1984-1985

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Underhill, A. Heaton
  • Stewart, William P.
  • Manning, Robert E.
  • Carpenter, Edwin H.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1989-05-04
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of the Interior. National Park Service
  • University of Arizona. Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit
Language
English
Free Keywords
backpacking; hiking; national parks; outdoor recreation
Description
  • Abstract

    This study surveyed overnight backpackers in the Grand Canyon National Park backcountry between 1984 and 1985. The survey measured respondents' preferences, expectations and satisfaction levels regarding their Grand Canyon experiences. Topics covered include evaluation of reservation and permit procedures, respondent's previous backpacking experience, location and season of the hike, and demographic information. Other questions asked respondents to rate the trip planning facilities and services at the Backcountry Reservations Office, the conditions of the trails and campsites, their satisfaction with the other people encountered, and the kinds of experiences they sought.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Data from the hiking permit and data from survey mailing.
    • DS2: Questions 1 to 7K
    • DS3: Questions 7L to 9
    • DS4: Questions 10 to 13
    • DS5: Question 14A
    • DS6: Question 14B
    • DS7: Questions 15A to 15DD
    • DS8: Questions 15EE to 16
    • DS9: Questions 17 to 19
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-06-01 / 1985-05-31
    Time period: 1984-06-01--1985-05-31
  • 1984-06-01 / 1985-05-31
    Collection date: 1984-06-01--1985-05-31
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All trip leaders who obtained and used hiking permits from the Grand Canyon National Park Backcountry Reservation Office between June 1, 1984 and May 31, 1885.
Sampling
Stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks and there are alphabetic characters. Part 1 contains data relevant to the administration of mailing the questionnaires or taken from the backcountry hiking permits. Parts 2-9 represent one logical file and taken together constitute the data from the returned surveys.

Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of the Interior. National Park Service. University of Arizona. Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8543 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08543.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Underhill, A. Heaton; Stewart, William P.; Manning, Robert E.; Carpenter, Edwin H. (1989): Sociological Study of Backcountry Users at Grand Canyon National Park, 1984-1985. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08543