Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, The Preteen Alliance
Researchers who perused literature and studies about the best methods for obtaining information from children concluded that it is complicated and rarely studied. For practitioners and evaluators trying to collect data from preteen children, the report serves as a guide to the benefits and drawbacks of eight evaluation methods, including diaries, interviews, observations and surveys. The Preteen Alliance is made up of groups from California’s Santa Clara and San Mateo counties that promote the health of preteens. Free. 54 pages. (650) 497-8365, www.lpfch.org/informed/facts/etrsummaryreport.pdf.