Types of data surveys can collect:

1. Indigenous Knowledge/ Oral Histories

Surveys allow responses to be open ended and recorded with text, photos and video.

2. Qualitative Data

Open ended questions allow responses to include observations.

3. Quantitative Data

Close-ended questions such as numerical, ranked and Likert questions where a scale can be applied such as a “1” for strongly disagree or a “5’ for strongly agree.

4. Mapping Data

There are question types that allow users to input geo-spatial data. 

Types of Surveys:

Stand-alone Surveys

Are standard surveys that are the same every time they are the taken. They are useful for land-based monitoring and other geo-spatial data collection.

Baseline and Follow-up Surveys

These types of surveys are used together when users want to administer initial and follow-up surveys. This can be useful for tracking differences or how things have changed. This type of survey may be used for monitoring health and wellness, as well as program and policy evaluation.

The Baseline survey is the first of a series of surveys. It may contain some extra questions including background or demographic information (e.g. age, gender, housing situation, etc.). 

The Follow-up survey is used as a check-in that is much shorter than the baseline survey and is designed to capture any changes that have taken place since the last time the survey was taken.