Then simply contact Katharina Haberl or fill in our registration form. Thank you very much!
Are you also interested to take part in online studies? More info on kinderschaffenwissen.de (in German only).
The following section contains further information about how studies are conducted at the Institute, at kindergartens, schools and after-school childcare centres.
Studies at the Institute
Parents whose children are the right age for our studies receive a leaflet from us. If interested, the parents then send us their contact details. As soon as the study has been fully structured and prepared, we phone the parents and make an appointment – in the manner that suits them best.
When parents come to our Institute, the young participant is given priority: children are given time to explore the playroom and get to know the experimenter. While this is taking place, we explain to the parents what the study is about and what the process entails.
Incidentally: Our research questions are always embedded in a play situation so that the children have fun. There are no “correct” or “incorrect” answers.
Studies at kindergartens/after-school childcare centres/schools
Here too, parents are informed about our studies by a leaflet in the childcare institution, and give their written consent for their children to participate in the study. If children are within the right age window for one of our studies, we make an appointment with the principal. We always begin by getting to know the children on site, and choose children who are keen to take part in the study. The principal and the staff of the institutions support our research, for example by providing us with separate rooms in which to conduct our studies.