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How do I get involved in the research carried out at ChildLab?

If you and your family would like to collaborate with us taking part in our research, please fill in the following online form:

Sign up Form

How do we study children’s and adolescents’ development?

Most of our research is based on age-appropriate, fun games and tasks for children and families.
Our studies will help us gain more knowledge on how children develop and have a direct implication for education.

What age groups will be involved?

The age group varies from birth to 16 years old.

Who does the research?

All studies are run by experienced researchers and trained research assistants from Liverpool Hope University. All of whom have a valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

What happens during a visit?

When you and your child arrive at our lab, we will provide you with refreshments and further information about the study you will be participating in. If you and your child are happy to participate you will then be asked to read and sign our consent form. Most of our studies will involve interviewing your child about thoughts and feelings relating to everyday social situations.  Once the study is completed, we will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.

Confidentiality and Privacy

We really value and respect you and your child’s contribution. The data that we collect for our studies is stored in a secure place within a password protected file. This makes sure that nobody besides the researchers has access to the data.

How long does it take to participate in a study?

On average, it takes between30 minutes and 1 hours to participate in one of our studies.

What happens if I change my mind about participating?

At any point leading up to, during, or after the study, you and your child are free to withdraw from participation.

What are the benefits in participating in one of our studies?

As a token of our gratitude for your time, your child will receive a book and a certificate of completion at the end of the study. Once the study is completed, we will send a brief overview of the group results.

Where will the study be conducted?

The ChildLab is housed on the ground floor of the Health Science building (building 28 on the map), Hope Park Campus (Taggart Avenue, L16 9JD). When we schedule your visit, we will provide you with a map of our campus (see also below) and information regarding where to park. From that point, one of our researchers will meet you at the car park and walk you over to our lab. We will provide you with a parking permit.