Class Notes (807,255)
Canada (492,677)
Psychology (3,873)
PSY2105 (183)

Class 4. Working With Children to Answer Research Questions.docx

3 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Ottawa
Caroline Sullivan

Working With Children to Answer Research Questions Ethical Consideration • As with adults: – Overall benefits must outweigh overall costs – No physical or psychological harm – Confidentiality • Informed consent: – Children may not be able to fully understand verbal explanation or consent form – Parents/legal guardians asked for consent – Assent: – Children are given as much information as possible – Assent occurs when child “shows some form of agreement to participate” (SRCD, 1996) – Infants? • Right to withdraw: – Researcher’s responsibility: • Monitor experiment and stop if it appears that undue stress is being experienced • Parents can also end the experiment, but often will not • Rewards/compensation: – Should not be used to gain assent – Should not be mentioned until informed consent obtained from parent/guardian – Debriefing Practical Challenges: Recruitment • Recruiting: – No ISPR – Google Ads, local newspapers, parenting events (e.g. The Baby Boom Show), child care centres, word of mouth – Parents volunteer to come in with their babies for a half hour session – Volunteers may be a unique population • Sample size: – Can be quite small in experimental research – Restricted age ranges: – Huge developmental changes over a short time span • E.g. Infants begin saying first words at 12 months, but experience “word spurt” around 18 months – Smaller pool of potential participants • E.g. 8.5-10.5 month old group vs. 18+ year olds • Keeping it fun and engaging: – It’s a balancing act! – Attrition can be a problem – In our lab 30-50% of infants do not complete – Infant stu
More Less

Related notes for PSY2105

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.