Rapid Technology Training Programs
Last registered on September 09, 2016

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Rapid Technology Training Programs
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0001565
Initial registration date
September 09, 2016
Last updated
September 09, 2016 5:15 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Sweet Briar College
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of California, San Diego
PI Affiliation
Rice University and NBER
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2016-05-01
End date
2018-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We test efficacy of technology training on labor market outcomes in developing countries around the world. Specifically, we ask if and to what extent coding bootcamps impact the employability and salary levels of young people in developing countries. To answer, we run an experiment presented to potential participants as a six months long study on income and employment. We offer incentives for completing an intake survey and two follow-up surveys. As a “bonus,” participants are be entered into a lottery for a reduced-cost bootcamp. By following this structure, all enrolled participants agree to participate in the research regardless of whether or not they participate in the bootcamp. This ensures that we obtain data from individuals regardless of whether they participate in the bootcamps, while also achieving randomization.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Floyd, Eric, Yael Hochberg and Daniel Lee. 2016. "Rapid Technology Training Programs." AEA RCT Registry. September 09. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.1565-1.0.
Former Citation
Floyd, Eric et al. 2016. "Rapid Technology Training Programs." AEA RCT Registry. September 09. http://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/1565/history/10583.
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2016-07-01
Intervention End Date
2016-12-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Employment, Wage, Business Ownershhip
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Participants in the control group will be asked to complete a baseline survey and a follow-on survey.surveys take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete, at most.
Participants in the treatment group will be asked to complete a baseline survey and a follow-on survey.surveys take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete, at most. They will also take a 6 month course in computer programming.
Experimental Design Details
Further description available by request
Randomization Method
Computerized Randomization
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
1
Sample size: planned number of observations
250
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
125 Treatment, 125 Control
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
20-35%
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Rice University Institutional Review Board
IRB Approval Date
2016-04-13
IRB Approval Number
890234-1
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers