Contact across religious groups and attitudes - Evidence from a field experiment in Myanmar

Last registered on October 29, 2019

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Contact across religious groups and attitudes - Evidence from a field experiment in Myanmar
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0004958
Initial registration date
October 29, 2019
Last updated
October 29, 2019, 10:36 AM EDT

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation
University of Oslo

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Oslo Metropolitan University
PI Affiliation
Norwegian Church Aid

Additional Trial Information

Status
On going
Start date
2019-10-01
End date
2023-01-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We are conducting a field experiment where we randomly assign individuals to a youth camp and randomly assign pairs within those camps. By comparing individuals assigned partners that are of the same religion with individuals assigned to people of other religious faiths we investigate whether close personal contact increases religious tolerance and inter-religious friendship.
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Registration Citation

Citation
Kotsadam, Andreas, Mette Løvgren and Javier Mata. 2019. "Contact across religious groups and attitudes - Evidence from a field experiment in Myanmar." AEA RCT Registry. October 29. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.4958-1.0
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2019-10-29
Intervention End Date
2022-12-29

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Religious tolerance
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Index of 4 questions, see the plan.

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We randomly assign individuals to a youth camp and randomly assign pairs within those camps
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Computer in office
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
350 individuals
Sample size: planned number of observations
350 individuals
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
175 individuals
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
MDE for main outcome: 0.3
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number
Analysis Plan

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