Sociological Study of Backcountry Users at Grand Canyon National Park, 1984-1985 (ICPSR 8543)

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A. Heaton Underhill; William P. Stewart; Robert E. Manning; Edwin H. Carpenter

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08543.v1

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This study surveyed overnight backpackers in the Grand Canyon National Park backcountry between 1984 and 1985. The survey measured respondents' preferences, expectations and satisfaction levels regarding their Grand Canyon experiences. Topics covered include evaluation of reservation and permit procedures, respondent's previous backpacking experience, location and season of the hike, and demographic information. Other questions asked respondents to rate the trip planning facilities and services at the Backcountry Reservations Office, the conditions of the trails and campsites, their satisfaction with the other people encountered, and the kinds of experiences they sought.

Underhill, A. Heaton, Stewart, William P., Manning, Robert E., and Carpenter, Edwin H. Sociological Study of Backcountry Users at Grand Canyon National Park, 1984-1985. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08543.v1

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United States Department of the Interior. National Park Service, University of Arizona. Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1984-06-01 -- 1985-05-31
1984-06-01 -- 1985-05-31

The data contain blanks and there are alphabetic characters. Part 1 contains data relevant to the administration of mailing the questionnaires or taken from the backcountry hiking permits. Parts 2-9 represent one logical file and taken together constitute the data from the returned surveys.

Stratified random sample

All trip leaders who obtained and used hiking permits from the Grand Canyon National Park Backcountry Reservation Office between June 1, 1984 and May 31, 1885.

(1) Backcountry Reservation Office overnight camping permits, and (2) National Park Service Grand Canyon Backcountry Survey

survey data

1989-05-04

2006-01-12

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Underhill, A. Heaton, William P. Stewart, Robert E. Manning, and Edwin H. Carpenter. Sociological Study of Backcountry Users at Grand Canyon National Park, 1984-1985. ICPSR08543-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08543.v1

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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