During the course of a CHI study various types of data will be collected.
The field team and its coordinator may collect all or some of the following:
The CHI has been designed to accommodate and incorporate the local knowledge of the tangata whenua. In fact the CHI score cannot be calculated without access to this knowledge about the river being assessed. There is often, however, concern about the disclosure of this information. There are a number of ways that data and information can be handled to minimise the risk to its integrity and to safeguard its security. We stress that tangata whenua have overall responsibility for all aspects of data/information management throughout the study. This may be achieved by the tangata whenua providing oversight and direction about handling and analysing information.
Decisions about where and how to store this data will need to be made before starting the field work. It is recommended that these decisions are made by tangata whenua and recorded as part of the planning process.
As the study continues and data from successive time periods are added, systems need to be in place to manage the new and subsequent material.
Overall there will be two types of data collected:
A software program has also been developed that can be used to record the data you collect and to prepare reports. The software is called Takiwā and is available on the Ngāi Tahu website at www.ngaitahu.iwi.nz by typing ‘Takiwā’ in the search box.