This project is linked to another project, AusKidTalk which aims to collect Australian English talk from children aged 3-12 years. If your child is a native speaker of Australian English and interested in participating, click here.
1. What will you ask my child to do? We would like to ask your child to tell us two stories about what it was like for them when they had to stay at home all the time. We will ask them to tell us about something that wasn’t good about having to stay at home and something that was good about having to stay at home.
2. How long will this take? This will take about 5-10 minutes.
3. What will you record? The stories will be audio recorded.
4. How will the recordings be stored? We will keep the stories in a safe place so you and your child’s recordings are protected.
5. Will the recordings be used for research? Parts of the audio recordings may be used in future studies of child language acquisition.
6. Will the recordings be used for other things? Parts of the audio recordings may be used in teaching or in conference presentations, or in other relevant electronic media and exhibitions that may be open to the public.
7. Could anyone recognise my child from the recordings? We will remove all identifying information from recordings that we share, but note that your child’s voice may still be recognisable.
We will only ask for your child’s name as an optional choice.
8. What if I want my child to take part? If you want your child to participate in this project please click here.
9. What if I change my mind? Consent can be withdrawn up to two (2) weeks after your child has recorded their stories by contacting the research team at the phone number given below.
10. What if I don’t want my child to take part? If you don’t want your child to do this, you can say no. You can exit the Bear in a Window site by simply closing your browser window.
11. Who is conducting the study? The research team includes Associate Prof. Barbara Kelly, and Dr Chloé Diskin-Holdaway from the University of Melbourne, Dr. Titia Benders and Prof. Felicity Cox from Macquarie University, Dr. Beena Ahmed from University of New South Wales, Prof. Kirrie Ballard from Sydney University, Prof. Jo Arciuli from Flinders University and Prof. Denis Burnham from Western Sydney University.
12. What if I want more information? If you would like more information about this project, please contact Associate Prof. Barbara Kelly at email@example.com or 03 8344 8986.