The place of children in the ELFE study
However, from age 3 and a half, ELFE children themselves are studied directly, initially by way of a home visit from interviewers, who give them cognitive tests and have them draw a picture. Now the ELFE cohort will soon be turning 6, and for the first time they will be asked to communicate their habits, preferences and perceptions of the world. Because the study centres on childhood at this stage, it is natural to have them communicate directly through computer games, an appropriate medium for their age and generation. In playing the games mentioned above, the children spontaneously indicate their likes and dislikes to researchers.