Experimental Design Details
Church participants will be recruited from the church population. General participants will be recruited
from the Kaneshie market in Accra. They will be approached in advance and invited to show up to a specific session. All
participants will receive text message reminders about the experiment session
and location. The show-up fee will be calibrated to ensure that it covers basic
public transport to the experiment location. Anyone above the age of 18, and the mental and
physical capacity to answer questions for 1.5 hours will be eligible to participate
in the experiment.
experiment classroom will be equipped with 10 computers separated by some
sort of physical divider. All locations will also have a black/whiteboard. The
choices to be played and their associated tags (A, B , C,…J) will be prominently
displayed for the duration of the experiment. Participants have to choose how to allocate 11GHS between 2 options. The alternatives are: keeping the money, donating to the thanksgiving offering of the National Prayer
Week, donating to the Street Children Empowerment Fund, making a private donation directly to the Assemblies of God and making a non-anonymous donation directly to the Assemblies of God for the church or making a private and a non-anonymous donation to the market's association for market's members.
church, anonymously and publicly. All these choices are kept anonymous, except for the public choice to give to the church, for which the name of the participant and the amount he chose to give is communicated to the Pastor