Kate Nation, University of Oxford
Children vary enormously in their cognitive and linguistic abilities. It is important that our experiments capture this variability and that our theories try to explain it. This requires (a) large samples and (b) reliable metrics. Time and resources for data collection in schools are precious and limited. An ideal solution therefore is to develop online experiments that can be completed by children at school, or in the home. In this talk I will consider our initial forages into the world of online testing with primary school children, focusing on some of the particular issues that arise when working with children, schools and families.