United in the midst of crisis? Experimental evidence on how the coronavirus changes our moral perspectives.
Last registered on March 31, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
United in the midst of crisis? Experimental evidence on how the coronavirus changes our moral perspectives.
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005613
Initial registration date
March 29, 2020
Last updated
March 31, 2020 3:16 PM EDT
Location(s)

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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Norwegian School of Economics
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Norwegian School of Economics
PI Affiliation
Norwegian School of Economics
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2020-03-18
End date
2022-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
In a controlled experiment, we will study how the coronavirus crisis causally affects key components of people's moral perspective, such as inequality acceptance, selfi shness and moral universalism, using a representative sample of Americans.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Cappelen, Alexander W., Ranveig Falch and Bertil Tungodden. 2020. "United in the midst of crisis? Experimental evidence on how the coronavirus changes our moral perspectives.." AEA RCT Registry. March 31. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5613-1.0.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2020-03-18
Intervention End Date
2020-04-01
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Key outcome variables are inequality acceptance, selfi shness and moral universalism.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
In a controlled experiment, we will study how the coronavirus crisis causally affects key components of people's moral perspective, such as inequality acceptance, selfi shness and moral universalism, using a representative sample of Americans.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization done by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
7000
Sample size: planned number of observations
7000
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
3500 in each treatment arm.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
NHH Norwegian School of Economics Institutional Review Board (NHH IRB)
IRB Approval Date
2020-03-29
IRB Approval Number
N/A
Analysis Plan

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