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Table 2 Types of data collection methods identified in review

From: An exploration of the data collection methods utilised with children, teenagers and young people (CTYPs)

Data collection method Title, Author Country Year Sample size (if applicable) Age range (if applicable) Discipline
Overview of methods Walker S. Consulting with children and young people. UK 2001 n/a n/a Social studies
  Fargas-Malet M et al. Research with children: methodological issues and innovative techniques. UK 2010 n/a n/a Childhood research
  Christian BJ et al. It’s a small, small world: Data collection strategies for research with children and adolescents.   2010 n/a   Paediatric Nursing
Digital technologies Murthy D. Digital Ethnography: An examination of the use of new technologies for social research. USA 2008 n/a n/a Sociology
  Cranmer S. Listening to excluded young people’s perspectives on how digital technologies support and challenge their lives. UK 2010 n=13 12-15 Education
  Baer A et al. Obtaining sensitive data through the web: An example of design and methods. USA 2002 n=500 18-20 Health/Epidemiology
  Cleary M, Walter G. Is e-mail communication a feasible method to interview young people with mental health problems. Australia 2011 n/a n/a Health/nursing
  Blackstone MM et al. Feasibility of an interactive voice response tool for adolescent assault victims. USA 2009 n=131 12-19 Health/emergency medicine
  Trapl ES et. Use of audio-enhanced personal digital assistants for school-based data collection. USA 2005 n=645 12-13 Health/adolescent health
  Denny SJ et al. Hand-held internet tablets for school-based data collection. New Zealand 2008 n=177 12-17 Health
  Des Jarlais DC et al. The use of electronic debit cards in longitudinal data collection with geographically mobile drug users. USA 2005 n=139 16-32 Health/Substance use
  Mangunkusumo RT et al. Internet- administered health questionnaires compared with a paper version in a randomized study. Holland 2005 n=565 13-17 Health
  McCabe SE et al. Feasibility study for collecting alcohol and other drug use data among secondary school students: A web-based survey approach. USA 2004 n=1536 11-16 Health/Substance use
  Tates K et al. Online focus groups as a tool to collect data in hard-to-include populations: examples from paediatric oncology. Holland 2009 n=25 8-17 Health/paediatrics
Focus Groups Banister E. Data collection strategies for accessing adolescent women’s worlds. 2002 Canada 2002 n=31 14-16 Health/Nursing
  Yonekura T et al. The educative game as a sensitization strategy for the collection of data with adolescents. Brazil 2010 n=209 15-19 Education/Health
Paper versus Computer Beebe T et al. The effects of data collection mode and disclosure on adolescent reporting of health behaviour. USA 2006 n=610 12-18 Health
  Scott-Johnson PE et al. Web-based data collection: An effective strategy for increasing African Americans’ participation in health- related research. USA 2010 n=192 18-28 Health
  Wu Y& Newfield SA. Comparing data collected by computerized and written surveys for adolescence health research. Journal of School Health USA 2007 n=1131 12-16 Health/adolescent health/Education
  Wyrick DL& Bond L. Reducing sensitive survey response bias in research on adolescents: A comparison of Web-based and paper-and-pencil administration. American Journal of Health Promotion. USA 2011 n=628 Unspecified (middle and high school) Health
Questionnaire/Interviews Plummer ML, et al. “A bit more truthful”: the validity of adolescent sexual behaviour data collected in rural northern Tanzania using five methods. Sex Transm Infect UK 2004 n=9280 Mean age 15.5 years Health
  Dockrell J, Joffe H. Methodological issues involved in the study of young people and HIV/AIDS: a social psychologicial view. Health Education Research. UK 1992 n/a Not defined (young people) Health and Education
  Kann Let al As assessment of the effect of data collection setting on the prevalence of health risk behaviours among adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health. USA 2002 Unclear 14-17 Health
Telephone Ellen JM et al. A randomized comparison of A-CASI and phone interviews to assess STD/HIV-related risk behaviours in teens. Journal of Adolescent Health. USA 2002 n=223 12-18 Health
  Jaya PH, et al. Differences in young people’s reports of sexual behaviours according to interview methodology: A randomized trial in India. American Journal of Public Health. USA 2008 n=1293 15-19 Health
  Kauer SD et al. Investigating the utility of mobile phones for collecting data about adolescent alcohol use and related mood, stress and coping behaviours: Lessons and recommendation. Drug and Alcohol Review. Australia 2009 n=18 14-17 Health
Audio diary Sargeant S, Gross H. Young people learning to live with inflammatory bowel disease: Working with an ‘unclosed’ diary. Qual Health Research. UK 2011 n=6 11-16 Health
Art Coad J et al. Involving children and young people in the development of art-based research tools. Nurse Researcher. UK 2009 n/a 11-18 Health
  Coad J. Using art-based techniques in engaging children and young people in health care consultations and/or research. Journal of Research in Nursing. UK 2007 n/a Not specified (discussion paper) Health
  Di Gallo A. Drawing as a means of communication at the initial interview with children with cancer. Journal of Child Psychotherapy. Switzerland 2001 n/a Not specified (discussion paper) Psychology