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Relationship between income level and information gathering behavior during the 2011 Thai flood
Michael HENRYAkiyuki KAWASAKIKimiro MEGURO
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2013 Volume 65 Issue 4 Pages 497-500

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During the 2011 Thai flood, people searched for information regarding the disaster to better understand the situation and make decisions or preparations regarding whether to evacuate their homes or businesses. However, many people experienced information-related difficulties such as incorrect or conflicting reports, false rumors, congestion in networks such as hotlines, and so forth. In order to improve information dissemination in the future, a survey was conducted to understand how people collected their disaster information. This paper analyzes the results from the perspective of income level in order to propose effective information dissemination considering the difference in quality of living-related factors.

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© 2013 Institute of Industrial Science The University of Tokyo
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