21 Nov ESS IA topics: Surveys and Secondary Data bases
Survey research involves the collection of information from a sample of individuals through their responses to questions. It is an efficient method for systematically collecting data from a broad spectrum of individuals and educational settings.
Examples of surveys:
Ecological footprint calculations,
Carbon footprint calculations,
Food waste calculations etc.
Secondary Data Bases
It is possible to use databases as the source for IA investigations, though this would need to be carefully managed. A challenge with using informatics/databases in IA work will be generating quality questions that can be explored effectively. However, this must be a unique analysis.
Examples of secondary data bases:
Temperature rise in France,
Fisheries production in Greece,
Aquaculture production in Norway,
Endangered species in the US,
Threatened species in Monaco.