Types of surveys
behaviors...citizen opinions...citizen satisfaction...college marketing effectiveness...community needs assessment...demographics...education effectiveness...issues saliency...transportation
Program assessments are often applied to a training situation or a new program meant to achieve particular outcomes. The effectiveness of the training or attainment of goals can be investigated.
This research method can be used with or without surveys to help better understand the perceptions of targeted groups—certain clients, gender, age, ethnicities, frequent/infrequent users.
Economic impact studies
What are the effects of a policy, program, project, activity or event on the economy of a given geographic area or community?
Demographic studies identify market segments based on certain characteristic such as age, gender, income, education, location.
Are there local issues of concern to your organization? Are these issues amenable to polling and study? Assistance in measuring specific behaviors or attitudes; determining relatedness and correlation of important variables.