National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in Tutuila, American Samoa from 2014-01-28 to 2014-02-22 (NCEI Accession 0167228)

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The data in this file come from a survey of adult residents in American Samoa. The survey was conducted for a random stratified sample of households on Tutuila in American Samoa in January and February of 2014. These data were collected to record baseline human dimensions information and socioeconomic characteristics of American Samoa's coral reef adjacent populations such as human use patterns, management support/opposition, and knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of coral reefs/coral reef management. These baseline data are being used as a starting point for socioeconomic monitoring of American Samoa's coral reefs. Data were collected through the face to face interview method, and the total sample size for this survey was 448.
  • Cite as: Edwards, Peter; Loerzel, Jarrod; Levine, Arielle; Gorstein, Matt; Dillard, Maria (2017). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in Tutuila, American Samoa from 2014-01-28 to 2014-02-22 (NCEI Accession 0167228). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2014-01-28 to 2014-02-22
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: -14.223058
S: -14.381341
E: -170.54382
W: -170.853748
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-12-14
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Data were collected via telephone using random digit dialing and via face to face interview, and the total sample size for this survey was 448. See file "NCRMP-Socio-AmericanSamoa-2014_Questionnaire" for full questionnaire. Surveys were conducted on Tutuila Island during February 2014. To obtain a stratified sample of respondents, villages in American Samoa were categorized by degree of urbanization (urban, semi-urban, and rural) and location on Tutuila Island (east, west, northeast, or northwest). Villages were randomly selected from each category, and the percent population of the sample villages in each category approximated the percent of the total island population in that category. Residents were sampled proportionate to the total population in each village. Sampled villages included: Amanave, Amouli, Aoloau, Faga'itua, Fagasa, Failolo, Faleniu, Ili'ili, Lauli'i, Leone, Malaeimi, Nu'uuli, Onenoa, Pago Pago, and Vaitogi. In total, 448 residents were surveyed, yielding a confidence level of 95% and a confidence interval of 4.6% for the island-wide results. Prior to surveying, information regarding the monitoring effort was presented to the Office of Samoan Affairs as well as to mayors of the villages included in the target sample. A local survey team was trained in survey administration and protocol. Survey questions were carefully translated to capture the meaning of each question in the English version. A Samoan word can have several meanings, so multiple Samoan-speaking project team members reviewed and revised the translation to ensure consistency with the English version of the survey. This team conducted surveys in-person in each of the selected villages on weekday afternoons and early evenings, as well as on Saturdays. Residents were sampled opportunistically due to the difficulty of pre-selecting random households (e.g., no street addresses for homes, large numbers of unoccupied structures), and the challenges of using a random sampling approach in the field (e.g., vicious dogs). The survey team made an effort to survey different regions of each village and, to the extent possible, to target respondents from different demographic categories. Respondents were offered the choice to conduct the survey in either English or Samoan, based on their own language preference. Eighty-one percent of surveys were conducted in Samoan and 19% conducted in English. Data analysis included descriptive analyses (e.g., measures of central tendency, examination of distribution), as well as examinations of relationships between variables (e.g., cross tabulations, correlation, regression analyses). For a complete description of the data collection and analysis methods, see Levine et al. (2016).
Purpose The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) details a long-term approach to provide an ecosystem perspective via monitoring climate, fish, benthic, and socioeconomic variables in a consistent and integrated manner. The NCRMP in intended to coordinate various Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) biological, physical, and human dimensions activities into a cohesive NOAA-wide effort. Through the implementation of the NCRMP, NOAA will be able to clearly and concisely communicate results of national-scale monitoring to national, state, and territorial policy makers, resource managers, and the public on a periodic basis.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Edwards, Peter; Loerzel, Jarrod; Levine, Arielle; Gorstein, Matt; Dillard, Maria (2017). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in Tutuila, American Samoa from 2014-01-28 to 2014-02-22 (NCEI Accession 0167228). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Edwards, Peter
  • Loerzel, Jarrod
  • Levine, Arielle
  • Gorstein, Matt
  • Dillard, Maria
Principal Investigators
  • Peter Edwards
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program (Coral Reef Conservation Program - CRCP)
  • Jarrod Loerzel
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Collaborators
  • Arielle Levine
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program (Coral Reef Conservation Program - CRCP)
  • Justine Kimball
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program (Coral Reef Conservation Program - CRCP)
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Matt Gorstein
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Geographic Information > Socioeconomic
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Baseline studies
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Socio-economic Survey
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > SOCIOECONOMICS
NCCOS Keywords
  • NCCOS Research Data Type > Field Observation
  • NCCOS Research Priority > Long-term Monitoring
  • NCCOS Research Priority > Social Science
  • NCCOS Research Topic > Coral Reefs
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/NCCOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords Submitter Instrument Keywords
  • Questionnaire
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > American Samoa > American Samoa > Tutuila Island (14S170W0016)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > American Samoa > Tutuila Island (14S170W0016)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
NCCOS Research Location Keywords
  • NCCOS Research Location > Geographic Area > Coral Reefs
  • NCCOS Research Location > Region > Western Pacific
  • NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > American Samoa
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 743
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (Socioeconomic Monitoring)
Submitter Project Keywords
  • NCCOS Project No.180: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program Implementation: Biological and Socioeconomic Monitoring
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Edwards, Peter; Loerzel, Jarrod; Levine, Arielle; Gorstein, Matt; Dillard, Maria (2017). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in Tutuila, American Samoa from 2014-01-28 to 2014-02-22 (NCEI Accession 0167228). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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