Seeing the urban forest through the trees: Building depth through qualitative research

  • McLean D
  • Jensen R
  • Hurd A
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Urban forest research using quantitative research methods has enabled researchers and policymakers to make informed decisions. Using qualitative research methods may increase our understanding and knowledge of the urban forest. This article describes the nature of qualitative research, describes why it has not been a common research method in urban forestry, and illustrates what role it may have in urban forest research. We conclude that qualitative research may enrich our knowledge and understanding of the urban forest.

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  • Qualitative analysis
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Research methodology

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  • PUI: 47455622
  • SGR: 34648833607
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-34648833607
  • ISSN: 02785226


  • Daniel D. McLean

  • Ryan R. Jensen

  • Amy R. Hurd

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