When you complete the EcoTypes survey, you will receive a customized report via email, generally within 24 hours of submitting the survey. Make sure to save it! Your instructor may ask you to bring a copy to class, so that you can compare your results with those of others.
Above is some help in interpreting the graphic in your EcoTypes report. It includes just the Place theme and axes, but your report will include all three themes and all 15 axes. Also included in your report graphic will be your average grid-group scores.
As you can see, EcoTypes axes are bundled into their related themes, and your summary theme score is immediately below the axis scores. For each axis (and theme), you’ll see your score placed appropriately between the two axis poles. If you want more information on any axis or theme, just click the link at left.
Below is text you will receive with your emailed report, including the date/time of completion and your polarity score.
Date/time survey completed (U.S. Pacific Time): [date + time].
Thank you for recently completing our EcoTypes survey. Here is your personalized report, calculated from your responses. It contains a lot of information! If you’d like to understand it better, or are interested in how others responded to the survey, go to the EcoTypes website (jimproctor.us/ecotypes).
You responded to four statements from each of fifteen EcoTypes axes, for which your average scores are below. Weighted versions of your axis scores are then bundled into three main EcoTypes themes. All scores are displayed from -10 to +10, with negative values suggesting greater affinity to the left pole, and vice versa. What patterns in your environmental ideas emerge from these scores?
We also calculated an EcoTypes polarity score for you. Higher polarity scores (roughly 3 or greater) mean that your axis responses were more toward the right or left poles; thus you expressed stronger views overall than others. Like your axis and theme scores, this is neither good nor bad but provides opportunities for reflection and comparison. Here’s your polarity score: [polarity score].
Below the EcoTypes tables is a table summarizing your average response to grid-group cultural theory items. What do these summary values say about you? How may it relate to your EcoTypes axis and theme scores, and your environmental ideas?
Make sure to save this email so that you can compare your score to those of other respondents. You may also be asked to retake this survey for comparison in future. If any questions, feel free to email the EcoTypes initiative director, Prof. Jim Proctor of Lewis & Clark College (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks again for completing the survey!