The value of a seminar

Last registered on October 05, 2022

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
The value of a seminar
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0010077
Initial registration date
September 28, 2022

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
October 05, 2022, 11:34 AM EDT

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Brigham Young University

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Texas A&M University

Additional Trial Information

Status
On going
Start date
2020-03-02
End date
2022-12-30
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effects seminar presentations on the paper’s success, including citation count and publication status. We leverage random selection of papers to be presented in a series of online seminars spanning 2020-2022.

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Registration Citation

Citation
Doleac, Jennifer and Olga Stoddard. 2022. "The value of a seminar." AEA RCT Registry. October 05. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.10077-1.0
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2020-03-30
Intervention End Date
2022-12-30

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Paper's publication status (published, R&R). If published, journal ranking.
Citation count.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We leverage random selection of papers to be presented in a series of online seminars spanning 2020-2022.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Randomization is on a paper-level, blocking on the gender of the presenting author.
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
380 papers
Sample size: planned number of observations
380 papers
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
160 papers in the treatment, 210 papers in the control
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

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IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number