COVID-19 & Kids Study
The Temperament Development Lab is currently seeking families to participate in a study of early childhood self-control and behavior. We are studying socio-emotional and cognitive development and related adjustment within the family and school context in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are examining family demographics, dynamics and finances, as well as parent behavior and personality. Participating families can earn up to $25 in gift cards. We are looking for families with children between 3 and 5 years of age.
Participation includes an online survey, where you will be asked to read a list of statements and rate how they apply to you or your child. We are currently accepting families interested in current participation or future participation. For more detailed information please email us at email@example.com.
What if I sign up, and then change my mind?
You may opt out of the study or discontinue participation at any time. You will receive compensation for the parts of the study you did complete ($25 gift card).
How do I sign up?
Using the contact form above or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. After contacting us, you should hear from us via email within a couple of business days.
Can my participation and information provided be kept confidential?
We take strict measures to ensure the confidentiality of all our participants’ data. Upon signing up for our study, you will be given a participant number which will be used to identify your family data rather than any personal information. Everything from the questionnaire data will be marked with these family numbers. The only purpose for us keeping your contact information is for invitations to surveys and mailing gift cards. Additionally, if we have your permission to contact you for future studies, we would also use your contact information for this purpose. Everyone in our lab is trained in the protection of human participants and will use discretion when handling any family’s data.
How does the survey portion of the study work?
Upon expressing your interest in the study, you will be provided with an email invitation from Qualtrics. In the email will be a link allowing you to complete the survey. It is important that you keep the email as it will be your only way to access the survey. You may exit the survey to complete it later and all sent responses will be saved, however you must keep the email to follow the link back to it later. We will send a $25 gift card to all families who complete the survey. This is handled by email.
How do I know if I am eligible to participate?
We are interested in families with a child who is between three to five years old. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please email us at email@example.com.
Are any additional incentives offered?
Currently, our only incentive is the $25 gift card we are offering for participation.
What exactly is being researched in this study?
We are studying socio-emotional and cognitive development and related adjustment within the family and school context in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also examining family demographics, dynamics, and finances as well as parent behavior and personality. All information collected in our study will be kept confidential and all data will be identified by an assigned family number. We are examining a large number of families to compare results across the sample, rather than examining each individual family separately. Therefore, we are not able to provide individual results for families. This study does not include any clinical assessments or diagnosis.
What type of compensation is offered for my family’s participation in this study?
All families who complete our online survey will be given a $25 gift card.