Evaluating the tradeoff between individual benefits and societal benefits in farmer decisions.

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Data recorded in this file are responses to two sets of Likert scale questions (3 levels offered) to 6 question about environmental benefits from environmental stewardship to the individual and society.

Responses are scored as follows:

1- Highly important
2- Somewhat important
3- Not important

This datatable is part of the Crop Management and Environmental Stewardship dataset. Data recorded here came from a 2008 mail survey of Michigan corn and soybean farmers, entitled “Crop Managemand and Environmental Stewardship: A Survey of Your Opinions.”.

Survey instruments and details are given in Jolejole, M. C. 2009. Trade-offs, incentives, and the supply of ecosystem services from cropland. MS Thesis, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA

Note

Experiment: Social Science Studies
Data available from: February 2008 to March 2008
Dataset: KBS123
Datatable ID: KBS123-001.7
Core Areas Populations
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Last Updated 2018-02-13
Variate Description Units
respondent Number assigned to each respondent
c1a (Individual) Increasing Soil Organic Matter
c1b (Individual) Increasing soil conservation
c1c (Individual) Reducing phosphorus surface runoff
c1d (Individual) Reducing nitrate leaching
c1e (Individual) Reducing global warming
c1f (Individual) Reducing pesticide risk to human health
c2a (Society) Increasing Soil Organic Matter
c2b (Society) Increasing soil conservation
c2c (Society) Reducing phosphorus surface runoff
c2d (Society) Reducing nitrate leaching
c2e (Society) Reducing global warming
c2f (Society) Reducing pesticide risk to human health

Data Excerpt

respondent c1a c1b c1c c1d c1e c1f c2a c2b c2c c2d c2e c2f
1 1 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 2 3 2
2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 1
6 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 2 2 2 1 1
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