The best sources of information are those you collect locally in your own community. You can do this two ways:

  • Quantitative analysis uses surveys and other tools that track numbers and help you determine percentages.
  • Qualitative analysis provides a closer look at beliefs, culture, and attitudes by asking participants to share stories, anecdotes, and customs.

Both are very valuable in helping you design the most effective interventions for your community. This module will help you collect quantitative data on child passenger safety, while module 5 will help you with qualitative methods.

This module will help you to:

  • Determine the percentage of children riding in an age and size appropriate restraints in your tribe.
  • Identify characteristics that put children at greater risk for riding incorrectly restrained or unrestrained in your community.
  • Understand the two methods of collecting your quantitative community car seat use data and how to collect it.

Quick resources –

Download No-Contact survey: Word | PDF

Download Contact survey: Word | PDF

Download data entry & analysis tool in Excel: for No-Contact surveys

Download data entry & analysis tool in Excel: for Contact surveys


Quick instructions:

  • Watch the Protocols & Procedures video for collecting data (Module 4.2)
  • Do the observations in parking lots so you can see how kids are restrained
  • Download the corresponding Excel file and enter your observation forms
  • Review your results in the tables and charts in Excel
  • Want help?
    • Reach out to Olivia, at They would love to help with your data collection initiatives!