Virtual data collections have become increasingly popular in recent years because of their benefits to research. The goal of the study was to create a virtual data collection method to examine how parents teach their children to think spatially. Specifically, the long-term goal was to create a virtual method to observe how natural parental interactions can influence a child’s performance on a spatial task. To create the virtual method, we first explored how other researchers use virtual methods. Using already published methods as a starting point, through trial and error, we focused on creating a virtual method that is inclusive for all participants, easy and convenient for parents, and able to capture the essence of an interactive in-person study. The results of the study will be used to conduct virtual data collection in the coming years to enrich the understanding of parents’ influence on their children’s development while expanding the tools available for studying early development.
Cataldo, Autumn K.
"Creating a Virtual Method to Examine Parents’ Impact on Spatial Problem-Solving,"
Locus: The Seton Hall Journal of Undergraduate Research: Vol. 5, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarship.shu.edu/locus/vol5/iss1/2