Landscape Preference: BIB-LCJ Procedure and Comparison of Landscape Preference among. Different Grouos
Yu Kongjian (Department of Landscape Gardening)
After analysing the two most effecient measuring procedures of landscape preference: SBE (Scenic Beauty Estimation Procedure) and LCJ (Law of Comparative Judgment),A new procedure (or rather modi-fied LCJ method) ……BIB-LCJ (Balanced Incomplete Block design-LCJ) is introduced in measuring landscape preference.The BIB-LCJ has the SBE's greatest advantage of being suitable to a large number of -samples of landscape scenes,at the same time possessing the LCJ's property of high reliability.The shortcomings both SBE and LCJ have been Overcome making the measuring processes easy to operate as well as inexpensive. An experiment applying BIB-LCJ in landscape preference is described. With the help of the computer package ANALYST, the - normaality of the preference-scale distribution is tested;comparison among four Chinese subject groups:experts (60) , public (280),non-landseape architecture students(168) ,landscape architecture students (168) in their perception for landscape scenes is conducted; similarities as well as differences among the four groups are also analysed.