In this section
[What is IYDS?] [Project Description] [Aims and Objectives] [Procedures] [Consent and Privacy]
To create a detailed picture of youth and young adult
development in Victoria and Washington State, the IYDS:
Information is collected from the following sources:
Student Surveys: Students completed
a questionnaire at school in 2002, 2003 and 2004, telling us about their lives
and experiences. The youngest students in the Victorian arm of our study were
also surveyed again in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Also in 2008, some
students were involved in a more detailed interview which provided a richer
understanding of the school environment.
School Administrator Surveys: An
administrator at each school completed a mail survey in 2002, 2003 and 2004,
providing information about their school's substance use policies and
Parent Telephone Interviews: Parents
completed a brief telephone interview in 2002, providing details on family
background and parental awareness of school policies.
Young Adult and Adult Surveys: All participants
from Victoria were invited to complete an online survey in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Participants from Washington, US and Victoria, Aus were invited to participate
in an online survey again in 2018.