POETAnalysisIntro - P.O.E.T. Analysis Objectives: Students...

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P.O.E.T. Analysis Objectives: Students become informed about environmental issues Students are able to identify and weigh cause and effect relationships between sociological and environmental variables Background: Duncan (1961) created a model for how to think about the interactions between humans and their environment. The model is called the P.O.E.T. model because it breaks down variables into one of four categories: population, organization, environment, and technology. Variables are in the table below. Population (P) variable : qualities of the group of people you are discussing Examples: number, consumption, cancer rates Organization (O) variable : the structure or arrangement of related items Examples: Occupational division of labor, distribution of food or raw materials, parts in an assembly line, forms of transportation, arrangement of roads or electric power grid Categories Cultural organization O (C) The way of life shared by members of a society.
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course ISB 202 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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