The research aims to develop and assess the usability and reliability of digital versions of existing psychological tests that measure children’s social and cognitive skills. For this purpose, we compare the results of the traditional (completed in person, verbally) and the digital (completed at home on a mobile touchscreen device) versions of the tests.

Validated digital versions of the tests enable easy and quick measurement of children’s social skills meaning that tests could be executed even if circumstances barely or do not allow the execution of real-life tests (e.g. pandemic, a long distance from the lab). The mobile touchscreen device versions of the tests also provide a huge opportunity for applied areas (e.g., health care, education) since a large amount of data could be collected via digital device use. The collected data could be used to monitor children’s skills (or lack of skills) as well as follow up on children’s development.

The research is carried out within the framework of two OTKA proposals (K 135478, PD 134984), the Proof of Concept proposal announced within the ELTE 2019-1.2.1-EGYETEMI-ÖKO-2019-00004 proposal and the RRF-2.3.1-21-2022-00004 - National Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence proposal.