For the last few weeks, the ESS team has been thinking about how to set up the SP-SC survey in an online format, in the most engaging, simple and secure way possible. This has come through a request from the groups (particularly Wuthathi) and from GBRF, who have emphasized the importance of having the survey in a digital, accessible and secure format.
We have decided to implement the survey in two ways:
This was a challenging design problem and involved some engineering of the form structure, so that it could fit such a long survey into a more manageable size. Usually, the forms used to record data in our systems have no more than 15-20 fields, through which they capture tailored information. This survey, with 100+ fields therefore required some crafty design, which we managed and look forward to testing when the surveys are delivered with communities in the coming months.