Do you use BSL as your primary language of communication with your family and have a child aged 30-48 months?
We are looking for participants in a study that involves a child and their parent interacting naturally about different set of toys.
We would prefer if the parents are deaf but everyone is welcome as long as your child is learning BSL as their first language and you communicate with your child using BSL. Your child may be deaf or hearing.
The study has two different parts. In the first part, you and your child will be video recorded while talking about toy objects (sets of animals, foods and kitchen utensils) as you would normally do. You will be talking about one set of objects (6 toys) at a time and in some cases, we will leave the toys with you and in other cases we will take the toys away. This part of the study will not take more than 20-30 minutes.
In the second part of the study, we will ask you to indicate what signs your child knows from a list. We ask you to indicate whether your child understands and/or uses the sign themselves. This part of the study will take no more than 5-10 minutes.
The whole study should not take more than an hour, including the setup.
We would like to carry out the study in your home as we believe this may be more comfortable and convenient.
All data will be collected and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Data will not be associated to your or your child’s personal details (name, date of birth, address) and will be securely stored on a local, password protected server that will only be accessed by research team members.
We will pay you for your time: Payment for the caregiver will be £15 per hour/session, and your child will receive a little gift.
Please do get in touch if you are interested in being involved, and we can book a day and time. We are looking to do this study in July. Please do get in touch with me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require more information, I am more than happy to answer any questions.