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research tools and methods

Where Do Child Pedestrians Look Before Crossing the Street?

October 15, 2018
Learn about a one-of-a-kind pilot study that employed a virtual pedestrian crossing environment to explore how eye-tracking technology could be used to evaluate children’s behavior and point of view before crossing.

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Novel Measures of Cell Phone Use While Driving

August 27, 2018
Learn about a new CIRP study, published in Health Education and Behavior, that examined novel measures of cell phone use while driving to better understand how and at what speeds adolescents use their cell phone while driving.

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SHRP2 Data Generate Unique “All Crash” Rate for Teen Drivers

November 1, 2017
Naturalistic data provides a real-world look at how teen drivers crash. Read about a line of research comparing teen and adult drivers, which was recently recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine.

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Is Graduated Driver Licensing Appropriate for Older Novice Drivers?

September 6, 2017
As states consider whether to improve existing Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) provisions or to extend current requirements to include older novice driver populations, it is critical for the research community to provide rigorous scientific evidence. Read about new CIRP@CHOP research that is contributing to the debate.

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New Research Points to Factors Involved in Pediatric PTS

July 25, 2017
Read more about new CIRP@CHOP research showing how children cope with an injury and potential ways to prevent posttraumatic stress.

Transforming Stories Into Actionable Data

June 14, 2017
Janice Bonsu, a recent graduate of UPenn's MPH program, shares her experience working with CIRP's Dr. Allison Curry and Eve Weiss in the area of exploring the experiences of healthcare professionals who provide driving rehabilitation services to adolescents with autism.

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