Who asks better questions?


Study Background:

Children are active explorers. They use all of their senses in order to learn about the world around them. They also, from early in development, use the people around them as sources of information, which they access most often by asking questions. Previous research has shown that young kids aren’t very good at asking good quality (meaning efficient, strategic) questions, but they do seem to be able to identify when other people ask good questions. This study seeks to replicate that finding, and take it a step further by exploring what other kinds of attributes kids might think good question askers have, like being generally more reliable, knowledgeable, or competent.

Study Description:

Your child will watch a series of brief videos of two puppet characters playing a question game and make decisions about which character they think did a better job in this game. Afterwards, we’ll ask your child some questions about which character they think would give them more reliable information, make better teachers, and do a better job helping them solve a new problem.


This study will take approximately *10-15 minutes* and can be completed at a time most convenient for you! We do ask that you actively monitor your child’s participation to ensure that they complete the activities according to the instructions.


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