HW 3 Essay - Homework 3 Final Write Up There are a number...

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Homework 3 Final Write Up There are a number of studies and research which has been done to in order to determine whether or not individuals take the common ground and perspective of other people in mind. This particularly observed in the findings of two studies, one by Nadig and Sedivy, and the other by Keyser et al. Both of these studies, though different, use similar experimental approaches in order to draw results on how individuals consider the common ground and perspective of others. The Nadig and Sedivy study puts its focus on children, while the Keyser study is specifically observing adults, and between the two studies there are a number of both similarities and conflicts. The first of the experiments which was discussed by Nadig and Sedivy centered its focus around the communication styles of children and whether or not they take common ground and perspective into consideration. The experiment was set up by presenting children between the ages of 5 and 6 years old with a display which held four slots with an item inside of each. One of these four slots was not made visible to the experimenter which was a key component to the study. The children participating in the research were asked to do a number of simple tasks such as picking up an item in one of the four slots and the experiment was broken up into three major parts. The first of which was testing for consideration of common ground. The children were
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