TABLE 1.

The Teen-Centered Data Collection Method*

StageTechniqueObjective(s)n
1Open focus groupsa) To explore the issue60
b) To develop the question for Stage 2
2NGT sessionsa) To generate responses to the question298
b) To preliminarily prioritize the responses
c) To create a survey using the prioritized responses
3Surveya) To have the population prioritize the responses1761
b) To allow for subgroup analyses
4Open focus groupsTo explain the responses91
  • * In stages 2 through 4, students in each grade worked in parallel to generate, prioritize, and explain their own responses.

  • A breakdown of participants by grade is offered in another article.9