Research and Resources

YDEKC connects leaders in the youth development field with research relevant to their work.

We provide our members and partners with practical tools in the areas of non-profit management, program evaluation, school and community partnerships, and whole child outcomes (i.e. youth skills and dispositions). We also connect leaders in youth development with emerging research, and work with local and national partners to advance field-level knowledge.  


Survey Selection Guiding Questions

Worksheet that provides guidance on survey design considerations

Source : YDEKC

Data Collection Practices Inventory

Worksheet designed to help programs audit current data collection practices

Source : YDEKC

Motivation, Engagement, and Beliefs Survey Validation Report

Technical report summarizing validation work on YDEKC's Motivation, Engagement, and Beliefs Survey

Tip Sheet: Bias in Program Evaluation

Tip sheet on common sources of statistical bias

Source : YDEKC