Randomisation is taking place to create the 4 CV's with which we apply to each job offer and the assignment of the quartets to each job offer.
For each of the 12 occupations and 2 age groups an application will be randomly characterised by an identity (gender, first name, surname, social class), a profile (experiences, training...), a signal block and a signal.
The randomisation units are hence:
- Matching identities to profiles: a random selection of the 24 possible quartets is drawn in terms of profile*identity.
- Signal assignment: for each quartet, the first offer to which we respond does not include any signal, while the second one includes a signal from block 1 and the third one a signal from block 2.
- Assignment of first names: for each CV, the exact first name that will appear on the CV is randomly drawn with a probability of 0.5 (higher/lower social class).