Communicating with college students' parents about re-enrolling in college
Last registered on August 25, 2014

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Communicating with college students' parents about re-enrolling in college
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0000493
Initial registration date
August 25, 2014
Last updated
August 25, 2014 11:47 AM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Harvard Kennedy School
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2014-04-01
End date
2014-08-24
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We study the impact of mailing parents of second-term students reminders about critical re-enrollment deadlines on re-enrollment for third term.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Rogers, Todd. 2014. "Communicating with college students' parents about re-enrolling in college." AEA RCT Registry. August 25. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/493/history/2634
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
We sent parents two rounds of mailing, spaced by one month.
Intervention Start Date
2014-05-01
Intervention End Date
2014-08-08
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Re-enrollment for any course credits in third term
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
This is a randomized experiment with 3 conditions: untreated control, treatment 1, treatment 2
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
randomization done in office by computer
Randomization Unit
Individual-level
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
~3000 student-parent dyads
Sample size: planned number of observations
~3000 student-parent dyads
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
~1000 per condition
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
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IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
San Francisco State University
IRB Approval Date
2014-02-19
IRB Approval Number
X13-70a
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
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