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Methods

The IFRI research methods consist of eleven survey instruments, each of which should be completed for a given forest site. The instruments facilitate the collection of ecological data in forests, and socio-economic and institutional data in the communities that use those forests. The questions combine open-ended questions (giving greater freedom to write explanatory text responses) and closed questions (that have pre-selected response options). The IFRI manual (accessible below) provides a full explanation of the methods.

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Conceptual model for IFRI data collection

A: Forest Association form

F: Forest form

G: Group to Forest form

H: Household form

I: Inter-organization form

O: Site Overview form

P: Forest Plot form

R: Forest Products form

U: User Group form

V: Non-harvesting Organization form

 

 

 

 

Click here for the full IFRI manual – including a detailed methods section.

Click here for the IFRI Research Instruments – including the household survey instrument.

Click here for the IFRI Research Instrument/Forms- short version.

Click here to enter IFRI data.


Citation

Everyone is welcome to use the IFRI research instruments. If you publish research that uses these methods, please cite their use as:

IFRI, 2013. International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) network: research methods. Available from: www.ifriresearch.net.

 

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