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The Absolute and Relative Effect of an Identity Gain and Loss Treatment on Learning Behavior
Last registered on July 18, 2017

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
The Absolute and Relative Effect of an Identity Gain and Loss Treatment on Learning Behavior
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0002270
Initial registration date
June 21, 2017
Last updated
July 18, 2017 8:51 AM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
PI Affiliation
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2017-05-24
End date
2017-08-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Recent literature has shown the effect of inherited or assigned identity on economic behavior and human decision making in general. We investigate if priming an aspired (or rejected) identity has an influence on real effort provision (learning a language). Additionally, we will analyze the effect of both loss- and gain-framed identity primes on the learning behavior in a language learning application. In our setting, we prime newly arrived migrants on the host country's identity either with a loss or a gain framing. We analyze the effect of the different primes on the language app's utilization with a number of different parameters tracked by the app.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Grote, Nora, Tim Klausmann and Mario Scharfbillig. 2017. "The Absolute and Relative Effect of an Identity Gain and Loss Treatment on Learning Behavior." AEA RCT Registry. July 18. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.2270-2.0.
Former Citation
Grote, Nora et al. 2017. "The Absolute and Relative Effect of an Identity Gain and Loss Treatment on Learning Behavior." AEA RCT Registry. July 18. http://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/2270/history/19565.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
We will send email that either prime or do not prime the gain (loss) of a new identity.
Intervention Start Date
2017-06-22
Intervention End Date
2017-07-13
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
We will monitor the application usage for 2 month following the intervention. This includes logins, minutes spend using the app and points gained. Additionally we will analyze the effect on economic outcomes that will be gathered in a questionnaire.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
The experiment randomizes 5716 individuals into 3 treatment arms. These treatment groups will receive different versions of the treatment email.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
5716
Sample size: planned number of observations
5716
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
1907 neutral treatment, 1905 gain treatment, 1904 loss treatment
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
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Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
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