Multiple goals and tradeoffs

Last registered on May 13, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Multiple goals and tradeoffs
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005825
Initial registration date
May 09, 2020
Last updated
May 13, 2020, 3:48 PM EDT

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Harvard University

Other Primary Investigator(s)

Additional Trial Information

Status
On going
Start date
2018-09-13
End date
2024-06-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Analyze the impact of communicating multiple goals on employee performance across multiple dimensions
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Kim, Hyunjin. 2020. "Multiple goals and tradeoffs ." AEA RCT Registry. May 13. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5825-1.0
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2019-01-07
Intervention End Date
2019-04-10

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Two dimensions of performance
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Efficiency (time taken to complete) and safety (score out of 25 points based on internal company rubric) for the full procedure and for the relevant step of the procedure

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Binary outcome of whether correct sequence was executed or immediate feedback given, score on multiple-choice questions testing understanding of safety-related actions and outcomes based on the number of questions correctly answered
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
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Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Individual pair
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
270 pairs of linemen
Sample size: planned number of observations
270 pairs of linemen
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
68 in control, 67 in treatment arm 1, 67 in treatment arm 2, 68 in both treatment arms
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Harvard University
IRB Approval Date
2018-09-12
IRB Approval Number
IRB18-1382