virtual NUS Child Development Lab:
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there requirements for the online testing?
All you need is a laptop/desktop with a webcam (built-in or external), and the Zoom app installed!
It would also be ideal to use a quiet space with a stable Internet connection in your home, so that your child can play the games with minimal distractions.
Are online studies via Zoom safe?
We’ve adopted NUS’ security guidelines to ensure that our online meeting will be safe and secure, namely:
The Zoom link will be created with an official nus-sg SSO account
The waiting room feature will be enabled to ensure that only participants will be admitted into the meeting.
The screen sharing function will be limited to only the host/researcher.
Once the session begins, the meeting room will be locked to prevent unauthorised users from joining.
Does my child need to know how to use the mouse/keyboard in order to participate?
No, the games are designed such that your child only needs to look at the screen and respond verbally!
Can I remain with my child during online studies?
You may remain next to your child for most parts of the session! There will be some games where we would need you to leave your child alone for a short while, so that he/she can make decisions independently. If you are not comfortable with this, you may join in the meeting via another device, but keep the audio muted and video hidden. It is also very important that you refrain from providing any input, verbally or nonverbally, as we are really interested in finding out how your child thinks.
What will we get from participating?
You will receive a reimbursement of $20 via PayNow/PayLah, as well as an e-certificate for your child to thank you both for participating! (The online privacy study for older children has a reimbursement of $10.)
Can my friends’ kids help contribute to science too?
Sure! Please feel free to share about our research opportunities with your friends. We would really appreciate that! Here are posters that you can share!