Introduction to Survey Design and Delivery

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Short Description

Often, the public's attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs strongly influence management decision making. Social science tools, such as a survey instrument, can help identify the relationship between the community and natural resources. Surveys are a method of collecting data via telephone, mail, or the Internet, as well as in person, using an ordered list of questions to gather important information in a systematic fashion. This technique allows for the collection of information and opinions from a representative sample of individuals related to specific natural resource management issues. This document provides insight into the various types and methods of survey research.

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Introduction to Survey Design and Delivery is available here for download as a Portable Document Format (PDF) 

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