Discussion: Imagine that you are a health educator and programmer for your county health department. Your department was recently awarded funding from your state to develop and implement a program to prevent tobacco use among adolescents. As part of your program needs assessment, you must determine the availability of, access to, and attitudes toward tobacco among local middle and high school students. Recent and locally applicable data are not available from existing sources.

  1. Discuss two data collection methods that you would use to gather this information. Specify the benefits and drawbacks to each method and describe whether the data you collect with each method will be quantitative or qualitative.