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.
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.
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.