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.

Quick resources –

Download survey: Word | pdf

Download data entry & analysis in Excel:

Quick instructions:

Print 33 forms to collect data on 99 children

Do the observations in parking lots so you can see how kids are restrained

Download the Excel file and enter your forms

Review your results in the tables and charts in Excel