RANKING OF PERCEPTIONS: COSTA RICA

TRICHOTOMY AVERAGE RULE

FACTORS CONSIDERED DIRECT AGENTS

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

NON-GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

ALL OFFICIAL

AVERAGE

CODING

AVERAGE

CODING

AVERAGE

CODING

1. THE EXPANSION OF THE AGRICULTURAL FRONTIER

2.5

VI

2.4

I

2.4

I

2. THE EXPANSION OF THE CATTLE RANCHING FRONTIER

2.2

I

2.0

I

2.0

I

3. THE LEVELS OF NATIONAL INCOME

1.8

I

1.6

I

1.7

I

4. THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS AND RAILROAD TRACKS

1.9

I

1.6

I

1.7

I

5. THE EXPORTS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

1.8

I

1.9

I

1.9

I

6. THE EXPORTS OF LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS

1.8

I

1.7

I

1.7

I

7. THE EXTERNAL DEBT

1.3

NI

1.4

NI

1.4

NI

8. PRODUCTION/CONSUMPTION OF ROUNDWOOD

2.6

VI

2.4

I

2.4

I

9. PRODUCTION/CONSUMPTION OF FUELWOOD AND CHARCOAL

1.7

I

1.4

NI

1.5

I

10. PRODUCTION/CONSUMPTION OF INDUSTRIAL RAOUNWOOD

2.2

I

2.2

I

2.2

I

11. POPULATION LEVELS

2.0

I

2.2

I

2.1

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVERAGE = N1(1) + N2(2) + N3(3) / N1 + N2 + N3

 

NI = AV < 1.5 = NOT IMPORTANT

I = 1.5 \< AV < 2.5 = IMPORTANT

VI = AV >/ 2.5 = VERY IMPORTANT

 

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