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local government. Ethics and maintaining the trust of interviewees require that specific information is not shared
unless the interviewees have agreed to this.
When the interviews were being conducted, documents relevant to the social mapping exercise were also
collected including catchment management plans, local government plans, and industry bodies’ strategic plans.
Analysis of this data provided additional information such as industry organisation’s objectives and prior studies
that had alerted government agencies to potential hazards.
Transcribing interviews is labour intensive, and needs to be entered into a standardised framework to make it
accessible and to enable analysis.
Once the interviews and document analysis was complete, this data was brought together in a social mapping
exercise that identified stakeholder attitudes and aspirations. This emerging picture of interest groups and their
attitudes within the catchment region were then presented back to the groups who had taken part. This allowed
them to identify similarities and differences, and to form strategic alliances or to begin ne...
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- Summer '14
- Stakeholder analysis, Fitzroy River, Port Curtis