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Representativeness - number of responses

Is the number of 5 recreational divers and 12 managers representative? Should these categories of experts that received a small number of responses be included in the analysis?

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Thanks for your interest and your comment. I agree that ideally we would have more than 5 recreational divers and 12 managers for the survey to be representative of these groups. It was interesting to see that the baseline estimate only changed from an average of 59% cover for all respondents to 58% for professional scientists. I guess an unreported conclusion of our study was that our survey distribution wasn't great at targeting recreational divers and managers.

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