Designing Stormwater Management and Water Quality Surveys


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The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) would like to better understand attitudes and perceptions about stormwater management practices and water quality of the Mississippi River in general. Students in Psychological Testing will design, create, and gather evidence of the validity of a new survey that addresses a specific question related to these general topics. Students will be provided with example survey topics; they may choose from these topics or seek to create their own topic within the MWMO’s general issues of interest. This is an optional project topic for their lab work to create a survey and assess its validity.

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Discovering people’s attitudes about issues like water quality, stormwater management and the environment generally is a persistent need and challenge for the MWMO. The surveys designed by these students offer a blueprint for future research into these areas. The MWMO is looking at doing a survey in the near future about business owners’ attitudes about stormwater BMPs, and will design this and other future surveys with the students’ insights in mind. MWMO may also use the surveys about environmental attitudes with some of their outreach groups in an effort to gauge the attitudes of audiences like Master Water Stewards, grant recipients and other key audiences.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

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Tonia Bock

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Nick Busse

Communications Principal

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