Social science researchers are often interested to understand how visitors evaluate different aspects of their visit and/or experience with a park. Visitors are sometimes asked in survey research to evaluate onsite conditions or management actions such as crowding, quality of facilities, or resource management.
Typically, questions that examine attitudes ask visitors if they like/dislike, find good/bad, or agree/disagree with statements that describe an issue or topic. These insights help park managers understand how visitors perceive their park experiences and management actions.
Learn more about evaluative information gathered from NPS visitors below:
Last updated: June 13, 2016