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Data Collection

This set of activities focuses on the second stage of the research process: Data Collection. In the data collection stage, youth design, and test their research tools. Next, youth go out into their communities and gather information. These activities teach youth how to design and implement various research tools.

The first activity provides youth with a background on various research methods, and helps them determine which particular method(s) will be best suited for their research project:

  • Research Methods Round Robin

The second set of activities provides youth with hands on experience developing and conducting specific research methods:

  • Observations
  • Interviews
  • Focus Groups
  • Surveys