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Beliefs about Racial Discrimination: Representative Evidence
Last registered on June 16, 2017

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Beliefs about Racial Discrimination: Representative Evidence
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0002273
Initial registration date
June 15, 2017
Last updated
June 16, 2017 12:52 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Warwick
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2017-06-15
End date
2017-06-19
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We collect novel data on people's beliefs about the extent of racial discrimination in the United States and examine to what extent these beliefs drive support for racial affirmative action policies. The experiment has two waves. In the first wave, we elicit incentivized beliefs about how likely black-sounding names are to receive a callback for an interview relative to white-sounding names. We then provide a random subset of our subjects with information about the results from an audit study that found evidence of racial discrimination in the labor market. In the second wave, which is performed approximately one week after the first wave, we measure self-reported attitudes toward affirmative action. We obfuscate the purpose of the second wave to reduce concerns about experimenter demand effects.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Roth, Christopher. 2017. "Beliefs about Racial Discrimination: Representative Evidence." AEA RCT Registry. June 16. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.2273-1.0.
Former Citation
Roth, Christopher. 2017. "Beliefs about Racial Discrimination: Representative Evidence." AEA RCT Registry. June 16. http://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/2273/history/18640.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
See analysis plan.
Intervention Start Date
2017-06-15
Intervention End Date
2017-06-16
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
See analysis plan.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
See analysis plan.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
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
2075 respondents in the main experiment and approximately 1600 in the follow-up survey.
Sample size: planned number of observations
2075
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
1,042 in the control group
1,033 in the treatment group
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Oxford Department’s Research Ethics Committee (DREC)
IRB Approval Date
2017-03-13
IRB Approval Number
ECONCIA17-18-006
Analysis Plan
Analysis Plan Documents
PAP: obfuscated follow-up survey

MD5: 832fec02031d337763ffa3a8aa1372e9

SHA1: 244b6a5897888c5bfa95768f3774fd4ee779807d

Uploaded At: June 15, 2017