(For Children 4 and 10 Years Old)
About This Study
This study is about how children talk about events they've experienced. The study involves a short visit to campus and a brief follow-up interview on the phone two weeks later. This study has been approved by MSU's Institutional Review Board (FY17-18-1002).
Who is eligible? Only children 4 years old and 10 years old are eligible to participate. Children who have previously participated in a Mr. Science memory study at the Talking Lab are not eligible for this study.
Compensation: Participating families will be paid $30 (cash) for their time.
During your visit (about 45 minutes): During your visit to our lab at the MSU campus, your child will do different science activities with our assistant. The activities are safe and educational. Before your child starts the session, we’ll tell you more about the activities and what the study is about. Because this study is about memory, parents wait in a nearby room during the activities. Afterwards, some children may be asked questions about what they did. Other children may be asked to do a coloring activity with their parents to see what they tell about the science activities. Two weeks later, we’ll call to speak to you and your child on the phone to ask a few brief questions about your visit.
Appointments and Parking: We have flexible evening and weekend hours, and we have easy and free parking for parents!
Sign Up For This Study
Use the calendar below to self-schedule your appointment. Once you enroll you'll receive a confirmation with directions and email reminder prior to your appointment.
Please note that because this is a memory study we can only enroll one child per household. Children who have previously participated in a Mr. Science memory study at the Talking Lab are not eligible for this study.
You can use this calendar to cancel your appointment, if need be. Please try to give us 24 hours notice so that we can staff the lab accordingly. If you have any questions call the lab manager, Whitney Dartnell, at 973-655-5448, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: If you do not see a day or time that is convenient for you, or the time slot you want has been taken, please call or email us and we'll get back to you to arrange a time that better works for your schedule