Tools

Contact Dr. Gifford (rgiffordatuvic [dot] ca) for more information about any of these tools:

FISH 5.0 is an extremely involving resource or commons dilemma microworld with many selectable parameters for studying how individuals and small groups choose to manage a limited but regenerating natural resource (fish in an ocean).

FISH 4.0: Online version of a commons dilemma microworld.

FISH 3.1: Networked version of a commons dilemma microworld.


EFS (Environmental Futures Scale): An instrument that assesses an individual's optimism or pessimism about the state of the natural environment in the future.

EHAI (Environmental Hazard Assessment Inventory): A survey instrument for measuring individuals' perceived impact from any environmental hazard--natural or human-caused--in terms of (a) harm to the environment, (b) harm to self, and (c) perceived control over the hazard.

FWDS (Free Will - Determinism): A measure that assesses an individual's view about the degree to which outcomes are the result of free or determined choices.

PCE (Perceived Control for Employment): An instrument for measuring a person's sense of control, or the lack of it, over obtaining employment.

PSS (Person-Surroundings Survey): A survey instrument for assessing an individual's sensitivity to a broad range of environmental stimuli (auditory, visual, olfactory, presence of others, etc.).

SES (Social Evaluation Scales): A measure of a person’s views about the role of others as potential need satisfiers in a series of eight short (5-6-item) scales.

SKANS 5.2 (Seated Kinesic Activity Notation System): A comprehensive instrument for measuring virtually every movement of an individual's body during seated conversation.

SPICE (Survey of Perceived Influence in Common Environments): A survey instrument for assessing an individual's perceived control in three of that person's everyday domains: home, work or school, and in public.

SSS (Social Situations Scenarios): A set of 18 brief descriptions of common dyadic social situations, in which three factors are systematically varied: the respondent likes the other person, is neutral, or does not like the other person, the person is higher, equal, or lower status than the other person, and the two are engaged in a cooperative or competitive activity.

TACS (The Architectural Coding System): A comprehensive instrument for describing building facades (e.g., height, texture, fenestration, colour, shape, roof angle, etc.).