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On the effect of relative-performance feedback
Last registered on September 27, 2019

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
On the effect of relative-performance feedback
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0004791
Initial registration date
September 26, 2019
Last updated
September 27, 2019 11:09 AM EDT
Location(s)
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
CREST - Ecole polytechnique
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
CREST - CNRS
PI Affiliation
Université Paris I
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2011-03-01
End date
2011-06-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We use Relative Performance Feedback to students in Iranian schools to check theoretical predictions of two models.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Clochard, Gwen-Jiro, Mahmoud Farrokhi-Kashani and Guillaume Hollard. 2019. "On the effect of relative-performance feedback." AEA RCT Registry. September 27. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.4791-1.0.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Providing rankings in addition to individual grades to the treatment group, only individual grades in the control group.
Intervention Start Date
2011-04-01
Intervention End Date
2011-06-30
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Test scores
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Two schools, selected to be comparable after a pilot study.
Randomization at the school level.
Students did not know whether the test was part of an experiment.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Coin flip between the two schools.
Randomization Unit
School level
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
2 schools, 3 classes by school
Sample size: planned number of observations
174 pupils, 91 in the control group, 83 in the treatment
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
1 control school, 1 treatment school.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number
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