Child Language
Cognition Lab

Child Language &
Cognition Lab
 At Kent State University

Kent State University

Frequently Asked Questions

What will my child be asked to do?

Your child's experience will depend on the study they are participanting in (see the "Our Research" tab at the top of the page for explanations of each individual study).
How long does the study take?

Our studies last between 10-25 minutes.

What will my child receive for participating?

Every child receives a sticker at the end of the study.
May I be present during the study?

Yes. Parents are allowed to observe the study as long as they do not interfere or help the child in any way.

Who will be testing my child(ren)?

Either Travis, Jenna, or one of the 3 undergraduate research assistants will lead the study. Each researcher has undergone a thorough background check.

Where will the testing occur?
The majority of our studies are conducted in preschools, however we have a testing room in our lab. Our lab is located on the Kent State University campus in Kent Hall (Room 284).
284 Kent Hall, Kent State University Kent, OH 44224

When will the testing occur?

Our lab is flexible and will work around your schedule. We are available 7 days a week, year-round. If you are interested in participating in a study, please specify the days and times that are you available.

Who approved this research?

Our studies have been approved by the Kent State University Institutional Review Board (IRB). If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, you may call the IRB at 330.672.2704.

Want to participate in a study?

Fill out the form below.

Please include the name, age/birthday, and gender of the child(ren) you wish to participate.
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Who should I contact if I have other questions?

You may contact Dr. William E. Merriman (Phone: 330-672-2059; E-mail: [email protected]),

Travis Hartin ([email protected]), or Jenna Wall ([email protected]) directly. Or just fill out the form at the top of the page. One of the researchers will contact you within 24 hours.