Research Policies

To Conduct ResearchResearch Projects

To Conduct Research at the CDL

[Step1] Submit a research request: CDL Research Request Proposal

[Step2] Requests are screened by the CDL in terms of factors such as:

  • IRB Approval (required)
  • Feasibility of proposed methods
  • Safety/well-being of child participants
  • Project timeline
  • Level of required family involvement
  • Impact of the research on classroom schedules and CDL research space
[Step 3] After receiving project approval at the CDL, you must:
  • Complete an authorization for background check form
  • Schedule a training session with the CDL Graduate Research Assistant
  • Schedule classroom time and research pull-out space with the Associate Director (at ECDL building) and/or the Program Coordinator (at the CDL building)
  • Be available to respond to questions and concerns raised by parents

Research Projects at the CDL

Some recent research projects conducted at the CDL include:

  • Mealtime Strategies for Picky Eating Behaviors of Preschoolers in Home and Center-Based Day Care Settings
    PI: Soo-Yeun Lee – Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • The Impact of Specialized Music Pedagogies on Young Children’s Development
    PI: Gregory DeNardo – Department of Music Education
  • Teachers’ Response to Distress in the Classroom
    PI: Robin Jarret – Depart of Human and Community Development
  • Accelerometer Use to Assess Children’s Physical Activity
    PI: Weimo Zhu – Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Using Scripted Stories with Young Children with Persistent Challenging Behavior
    PI: Charis Price – Department of Special Education
  • How Children Learn Verb Bias Through Experience and Discourse Context
    PI: Cynthia Fisher – Department of Psychology
  • Non-Invasive Obesity Biomarkers: What About the Gas?
    PI: Margarita Teran – Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition