Research Opportunities


Thank you for your interest in our research projects! We are currently running two studies. Please find more details about each study below.

Current Studies: If you are interested in participating in any of our ongoing studies below, click to learn more or participate at any time!



Particiate in our online studies!


Let’s read a book together!

Who? 3 - 5 year olds who live in the U.S. and speak English and their parents

Time: About 40 minutes

Do children learn new words while reading a book over Zoom?

  • Children will read a storybook with a researcher over Zoom and answer questions for 30 minutes.
  • Parents will complete an online survey about their child (background, media use, development), which will take 10 minutes.
  • $10 USD Amazon gift card upon the completion of both the Zoom session and the online survey.

Questions? Contact the researcher: koeun@vt.edu or jisunk@vt.edu

This is a Virginia Tech research study (IRB #21-565).

Click to learn more or participate at any time!



Particiate in our in-person studies!


Adults’ Mobile Learning Research Opportunity

Age: 18-25 years

Time: About 60 minutes

Study Description: We are looking for adults between 18 to 25 years or 55 to 80 years of age to participate in a study about adults’ learning from mobile media. The purpose of this Virgina Tech study is to figure out how adults pay attention and learn from portable and non-portable media devices and whether this is related to cognitive skills and general media use. Our projects depend on your help and involvement, and we will be grateful if you are able to participate. Study participation involves a one-time visit to the Cognitive Science Lab (CoDeS) Lab at Wallace Hall on Virginia Tech campus. The entire visit lasts no more than one hour. Sessions can be scheduled at your convenience, and evening and weekend appointments are available. Participants will be compensated for their time and effort completing the session with US $20. We also provide free parking during your visit.

Questions? Contact the researcher: koeun@vt.edu

This is a Virginia Tech research study (IRB #19-800).

Click to learn more or participate at any time!