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Need help for dissertation answers!!

Post by laurendouglas » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:20 pm ... on-beavers

Frictional Britain- Public attitudes towards the reintroduction of the Eurasian Beaver in the UK

This survey is part of an undergraduate dissertation in the School of Biosciences at The University of Nottingham. It is aimed at stakeholder groups whom take an interest in the land use throughout the UK such as: farmers, fishing communities, ecologists, and outdoor leisure users. The survey aims to aid understanding of stakeholder’s views towards the reintroduction of native species such as the Eurasian Beaver.

Eurasian beavers were officially reintroduced to the UK in 2009 by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and became a formally recognised species in 2016. There are populations located on the River Tay in central Scotland, and the River Otter in Devon.

The survey is voluntary and anonymous, and no personal details will be asked. Participants can opt of the survey at any time without explanation. Data will be safely stored on the university servers. It will take approximately 6 minutes to complete the 15 questions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me, Lauren Alexandra Douglas, by email- or my supervisor Dr Ruth Blunt: . If the matter is not resolved, please contact the School’s Research Ethics Officer, Dr Kate Millar by email-

Results will be available from the 1st June in the location where they were surveyed

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Post by Chris Bolton » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:56 pm

Survey completed. I have commented at the end on two questions that I found ambiguous, one that asked if I'd walked in certain areas but didn't ask if I'd canoed there, and one which asked if I'd seen signs of beavers but wasn't clear whether that was limited to the UK, ie, was it asking whether was I familiar with beaver activity (thus validation my responses) or was it finding out how much activity is visible in UK.

I'm surprise you don't mention the Knapdale population, which was the one I knew about.

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Post by Robert Craig » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:24 am

Survey complete.

I'd add my surprise to Chis Bolton's comments - I take it you're aware that the official re-introduction in Scotland was in Knapdale? The Tayside ones just happened.

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