Congratulations to Dr Cat Davies, who has been awarded 2000USD from the Association of Psychological Sciences to join the international project ManyBabies. Cat will examine babies’ preference for infant-directed vs. adult-directed speech by eye-tracking twenty 12-15 month-olds later this year. The project’s main aims are to assess reproducibility of key findings in this area, to quantify sources of variability in experimental findings, and to create standards for best practices in developmental research. The work builds on resources developed by undergraduate students throughout 2016/17 as part of the research placement module FOAR2000.
More information on the project can be found here and in Frank, M. et al. (in press), A collaborative approach to infant research: Promoting reproducibility, best practices, and theory-building, Infancy. DOI: 10.1111/infa.12182