The best sources of information are those you collect locally in your own community.  You can do this two ways–through quantitative analysis, by using surveys and other tools that track numbers and help you determine percentages, and through qualitative analysis, which provides a closer look at beliefs, culture, and attitudes through observation and 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 charactaristics that put children at greater risk for riding incorrectly restrained or unrestrained in your community.