Journal article

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

15 Feb 2017
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
Identifiers: 
doi: 
10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042105
Volume: 
23
Issue: 
1
Pagination: 
8-9
Access Rights Type: 
Open
Language: 
English
Published year only: 
2017
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