Effects of Small Group Discussion: Case Study of Community Disaster Risk Management in Japan

  • Madoka ChosokabeEmail author
  • Yukino Tsuguchi
  • Hiroyuki Sakakibara
  • Takanobu Nakayama
  • Shota Mine
  • Daisuke Kamiya
  • Ryo Yamanaka
  • Toshiaki Miyaguni
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 218)


Community governance needs a small group discussion among community people to identify their concerns, to share them each other and to generate better alternatives for solving problems. A planner should manage the discussion to achieve these objectives. This study analyzed the small group discussion in the community disaster risk management by using text mining. Correspondence analysis was applied to the text data of the discussion. Analytical results revealed the characteristics and effects of small group discussion.


Community governance WS discussion Disaster risk management Correspondence analysis Text mining 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madoka Chosokabe
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yukino Tsuguchi
    • 2
  • Hiroyuki Sakakibara
    • 3
  • Takanobu Nakayama
    • 4
  • Shota Mine
    • 5
  • Daisuke Kamiya
    • 5
  • Ryo Yamanaka
    • 6
  • Toshiaki Miyaguni
    • 6
  1. 1.Wakayama UniversityWakayamaJapan
  2. 2.Kyushu Regional Development BureauKyushuJapan
  3. 3.Yamaguchi UniversityYamaguchiJapan
  4. 4.Ibaraki Prefectural GovernmentMitoJapan
  5. 5.University of the RyukyusNishiharaJapan
  6. 6.Chuo Kensetsu Consultant Co., Ltd.UrasoeJapan

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