Journal article

A call to improve sampling methodology and reporting in young novice driver research

Journal
Youth Injury Motor vehicles Traffic accidents Australia
Description

Young drivers continue to be overrepresented in road crash fatalities despite a multitude of research, communication and intervention. Evidence-based improvement depends to a great extent upon research methodology quality and its reporting, with known limitations in the peer-review process. The aim of the current research was to review the scope of research methodologies applied in ‘young driver’ and ‘teen driver’ research and their reporting in four peer-review journals in the field between January 2006 and December 2013. In total 806 articles were identified and assessed. Reporting omissions included participant gender (11% of papers), response rates (49%), retention rates (39%), and information regarding incentives  (44%). Greater breadth and specific improvements in study designs and reporting are thereby identified as a means to further advance the field.

Publication Details
Volume:
23
DOI:

10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042105

Issue:
1
Pagination:
8-9