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Anonymization in Academia
Last registered on December 04, 2019

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Anonymization in Academia
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005139
Initial registration date
December 03, 2019
Last updated
December 04, 2019 4:59 PM EST
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Chicago
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2019-10-13
End date
2019-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This study investigates underrepresentation in academia, and tests whether anonymization in speaker selection at academic conferences reduces demographic imbalances. We randomly assign each reviewer who scores conference submissions to conduct their reviews either knowing the authors associated with the submission or not.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Uchida, Haruka. 2019. "Anonymization in Academia." AEA RCT Registry. December 04. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5139-1.0.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
See analysis plan document
Intervention Start Date
2019-11-11
Intervention End Date
2019-12-15
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Submission scores
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
The outcomes will directly translate to the scores that each reviewer assigns to submissions that they scored.
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
See analysis plan document
Experimental Design Details
See analysis plan document
Randomization Method
randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
reviewer
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
See analysis plan document
Sample size: planned number of observations
Up to 40,000
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
See analysis plan document
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
University of Chicago
IRB Approval Date
2019-11-04
IRB Approval Number
19-1675
Analysis Plan

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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