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

The over-representation of young and inexperienced drivers in traffic crash fatalities poses a challenge for road safety researchers and highlights the need for quality research methodology and reporting. This study examines the scope of methodologies used in research of "young" and "teen" drivers and their reporting in four peer-review journals between January 2006 and December 2013. The authors reviewed 806 articles and found reporting omissions in participant gender, response rates, retention rates, and information about incentives. They conclude that there are inherent limitations in the comparability and generalisability of the current young novice driver research evidence base, and they suggest that the field would benefit from greater breadth and improvements in study designs and reporting.


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  • Accession Number: 01634071
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 2017 9:45AM