Research participants needed in NYC metro area

4 Jan 2006 - 8:13am
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Vishal Subraman...

I'm fairly positive none of you can participate...but if you have
children (ages 6-9), let me know if you are interested. Please write to
me personally if you have any questions.


I'm working on my Masters thesis and I'm looking for 6-9 year old
children to participate in the study. If you have/know anyone who has
children in this age range, let me know if you are interested.

Research title: Interactions in Storytelling toys for children.
Name: Vishal Iyer
Email: iyervish(at); Ph: (517) 505 3375

The objective of this study is to study how children in the age group
6-9 hear and tell stories and subsequently build a toy(s) that will aid
them in the process. I will observe the child playing in a natural
setting in the presence of a parent. The observation will take place at
your home.

This study will involve me observing your child playing (hearing or
telling a story). You will also be present and playing with him or her
at the time, and I will ask a few questions of you during this play
time. This activity will go on for about 90 mins and be audio taped. My
goal is to learn how children like to hear and tell stories. The session
will be informal and we want to observe the kid play in a manner that is
both innate and comfortable to him/her. I will try to make it as much
fun as possible! Contact me if you have any questions. I will be send
more detailed information if you are interested.

(This project has been approved by the human subjects review board at
MSU. Formal information will be provided prior to the session)

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