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Developing Design Structure - Institutional Constraints

Following the guide for the development of a survey design for Aquatic Resource Monitoring.

The next step in the process identifies Institutional constraints that must be taken into account in the development of the survey design.

Continuing with the illustrative example of the design processes based on the EMAP Western Pilot Program.

Identification of any Institutional Constraints associated with the Objectives
EMAP Western Pilot
  • States must be able to operate independently of other states
  • Best knowledge of streams and rivers exists within state environment and natural resource agencies
  • Common survey design, data forms, and data management needed for consistency across 12 states
  • Probability survey design and analysis expertise within ORD for the Pilot, but one goal of the study is for tech transfer to Regions and States

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