What is biased? Children’s strategies or the structure of yes/no questions?

  title={What is biased? Children’s strategies or the structure of yes/no questions?},
  author={Mehdi B. Mehrani},
  journal={First Language},
  pages={214 - 221}
The present study was conducted to investigate whether Iranian preschoolers display a bias in their responses to both affirmative and negative yes/no questions. The sample comprised 168 2-to 6-year-old children, who were asked a set of yes/no questions about eight everyday objects. The results showed that children of different ages are influenced differently by the question format. The findings suggest that yes/no questions carry some suggestibility load and impose some restrictions upon… Expand

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