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Information for Parents and Participants

Information for Participants and Parents

Welcome to the Leibniz Lab for Relational Communication Research!

Many participants and parents have questions when they visit the Lab for the first time. Below we have answered the most frequent once for you.

LEIBNIZ LAB LOCATIONS

The Leibniz Lab for Relational Communication research is located at the Institute for Information Processing (University building "Appelstraße" on the 13th floor). From up here you have a great view of Hannover. The lab has a waiting room, a room for data collection and behind a mirror window wall an observation room.

Additionally some data collection may take place in the University Speech and Language Practice at the Institute for Special Education (Schlosswender Straße 1). These rooms are especially equipped for pedagogic or therapeutic purposes.

INFORMATIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS AND PARENTS

  • What is a typical visit to the Lab?

    If you have reached the 13th floor at Appelstraße 9a the touchscreen gives you a bell option for your entrance. Follow the signs to the waiting room of the Leibniz Labs for Relational Communication Research.

    Here you will be welcomed by one of our research assistants. The waiting room is furnished to make your stay as comfortable as possible: sofas, a changing table, toys and books for your child and beverages for you. Parents may feed their baby or change diapers here, before data collection starts.

    Our research assistant will explain to you the data collection procedure and answer your questions. Together you will go in the lab room. Parents will be with their child all the time during recordings. Your child will sit on your lab, in a baby chair or lay on a blanket on the floor.

    When recordings are finished you will return to the waiting room where our research assistant will see you off.

  • What is happening with my child during the studies?

    The participation in our studies is not harmful in any way for you and your child. Data collection for study purposes will be interaction of you and your child or your child interacting with one of our examiners. This means that you will play or communicate with your child as you normally do at home and we will record these interactions.

  • Will I be with my child the whole time?

    Yes, you will be with your child the whole time during data collection. Your child will sit on your lab, a baby chair or lay on a blanket on the floor.

  • How long do the recordings take? What happens if my child loses interest?

    Lab visits will take about 60-90 minutes. 15-30 minutes will be recording time. In between or if your child loses interest you will have time to rest, change diapers or feed your baby. If your child is not in the mood for anything that day, we will make a new appointment.

  • What happens to my / my child's data?

    You and your child's data will be treated confidentially at all times.

    Initially the data will be anonymized or pseudo-anonymized. This means that they will be assigned a number instead of your/your child's name. Your / your child's personal data will be stored separately (if necessary for research purposes). Data protection regulations will be complied. You will receive detailed information about data protection regulations with your informed consent (e.g. when you / your child's data will be deleted).

  • Will I be informed about study results?

    Usually not. Because studies do not concern results of single persons / children. If you are interested, we will sent you a summary of study results after data analysis is finished.

  • Can I bring siblings of my child to the Lab?

    Yes, you may bring siblings of your child to the Lab appointments.

    Please let us know, if you want to bring siblings ahead of your appointment so we can arrange supervision. During the recordings at the Lab pedagogic student assistants will supervise your other children, if your bring them.

  • How can I register (my child) at the Leibniz Lab for Relational Communication Research anmelden?

    If you want to participate in our studies, please email us (Leibniz Lab coordination office).

    You can find information about what participants we are looking for right now on the project pages.

  • Where is the Leibniz Lab for Relational Communication Research located? How do I get there?

    Adress:

    Leibniz Lab for Relational Communication Research

    Institut für Informationsverarbeitung (tnt)

    Appelstr. 9A (building number: 3408), 13th floor

    30167 Hannover

    Arrival by public transportation:

    U4 (destination: Garbsen) or U5 (destination: Stöcken) get of at stop „Schneiderberg/Wilhem-Busch-Museum“ the Lab is in walking distance from there. Go down Schneiderberg and take a left at Callinstraße. Now you can already see building 3408 (the highrise building with the blue "Leibniz University" sign). Behind Callinstraße no. 24 take a right and use the little path between buildings.

    If you have reached the building at Appelstraße 9A take one of the elevators to the 13th floor. Ring the bell on the touchscreen („Sekretariat“) and follow the signs to the Lab waiting room.

    Arrival by car:

    Navigation system: Appelstraße 9a, Hannover

    The Leibniz Lab for Relational Communication Research is located not far from the main university building. There is a big parking lot accessable from Schneiderberg corner of Appelstraße. Now you can already see building 3408 (the highrise building with the blue "Leibniz University" sign).

    If you have reached the building at Appelstraße 9A take one of the elevators to the 13th floor. Ring the bell on the touchscreen („Sekretariat“) and follow the signs to the Lab waiting room.