ISP research seminar: Online data collection with typically developing infants and children
The Department of Special Needs Education is hosting a research seminar with Dr. Agata Bochynska from the Department of Psychology, New York University and the Open Research group, University of Oslo Library. The topic of the seminar is: Online data collection with typically developing infants and children.
About the seminar
Online studies with adults have been around for many years, and many web-based solutions have been validated for adult testing. Online studies with infants and children, however, are a relatively recent development that also became newly urgent in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and suspension of in-person research. Dr. Bochynska will discuss the benefits and challenges of both moderated (e.g. via a video-chat software) and unmoderated (via automated data collection platforms) online studies with typically developing infants and children. Dr. Bochynska will also present the results from a shape discrimination study with 7-month-old infants that was conducted on the online platform Lookit. Based on the findings, Dr. Bochynska argues that rather than replacing in-person testing, online data collection could serve as a new tool in developmental science, uncovering infants' and children's knowledge and learning processes applied in the noisy environments of everyday life.
Moira R. Dillon, PhD, Department of Psychology, New York University Kim Scott, PhD, The Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, MIT
More information about Dr. Bochynska and her work can be found here.
The research seminar is open for students and staff members. Please sign up here.
Registration deadline: 13.06.2021