KDE Hub Mental Health Promotion for Children and Youth (July 2021). Suggested Minimum Tracking for Project Activities and Participants. Waterloo, Ontario: Knowledge Development and Exchange Hub, Renison University College, University of Waterloo.
This tool begins with a checklist to help project teams determine whether they are ready to develop a minimal approach to tracking. It then offers perspective on what information might be tracked as part of a minimalist approach. Next, it proposes minimum tracking for project activities and for participant reach and engagement. The appendix offers sample project event and product tracking logs.
By teams who are developing or reviewing their research and evaluation plans for projects addressing mental health promotion for children and youth. This tool suggests minimum information for projects to collect about what they do (project activities) and with whom (project participants). This information allows projects to provide credible links between any outcomes observed and what contributed to those outcomes. This tool will be most helpful if teams have completed previous steps in a typical study planning process (see checklist on p. 1).