Instructions: Use a colored font to respond in your own words to the questions below. Upload your completed handout to the appropriate location on CC. See syllabus for deadlines.
1) What is assent and how does it differ from failure to object?
2) Why do we seek to obtain assent from child research participants? Is it a required part of the research process?
3) In addition to minors, what other group would be considered a “vulnerable population? Why?
4) Sterling & Walco (2003) described the challenges associated with obtaining assent from children in research procedures. In your own words, describe three of these challenges.