Political Correctness, Social Image, and Information Transmission

Last registered on January 08, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Political Correctness, Social Image, and Information Transmission
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005063
Initial registration date
November 19, 2019

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
November 20, 2019, 2:55 PM EST

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Last updated
January 08, 2021, 8:04 AM EST

Last updated is the most recent time when changes to the trial's registration were published.

Locations

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Stanford University

Other Primary Investigator(s)

Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2019-11-20
End date
2019-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This project studies whether social image concerns induce a sample of college students to misrepresent their views about sensitive socio-political topics related to the debate about political correctness on college campus.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Braghieri, Luca. 2021. "Political Correctness, Social Image, and Information Transmission." AEA RCT Registry. January 08. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5063
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
In order to avoid experimenter demand effects, we describe the study in fields that will not become public until after the experiment is over.
Intervention Start Date
2019-11-20
Intervention End Date
2019-12-31

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
See the pre-analysis plan for more information.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
See the pre-analysis plan for more information.

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
In order to avoid experimenter demand effects, we describe the study in fields that will not become public until after the experiment is over.
Experimental Design Details
See the pre-analysis plan for more information.
Randomization Method
Randomization will be done by a computer
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
300 individuals
Sample size: planned number of observations
300 individuals
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
150 individuals per treatment arm
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
0.23 of a standard deviation
Supporting Documents and Materials

Documents

Document Name
Questionnaire about Sensitive Attitudes
Document Type
survey_instrument
Document Description
Survey Instrument
File
Questionnaire about Sensitive Attitudes

MD5: 6ddde3409c48985631fe4cb808ea6e3a

SHA1: 705de21c9a2f48b769af421d1d28b58c649f8c9f

Uploaded At: November 19, 2019

Document Name
Pre-screen survey
Document Type
survey_instrument
Document Description
Survey Instrument
File
Pre-screen survey

MD5: 6b1aa4efedf32514a594f83d869191e5

SHA1: f7743b7177ffbd34241cb31117e2e6837431eb03

Uploaded At: November 19, 2019

IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Stanford IRB
IRB Approval Date
2019-10-04
IRB Approval Number
Protocol ID: 52865
Analysis Plan

Analysis Plan Documents

PCPart1PAP.pdf

MD5: 08e867380a2fb1aeb1f21723e74699cc

SHA1: 32c9aa79f042937d32d0258d8de7ac10bd01ffc6

Uploaded At: November 19, 2019

Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

Program Files
Reports, Papers & Other Materials

Relevant Paper(s)

Reports & Other Materials