Behavioral Time Allocation Decisions
Last registered on June 04, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Behavioral Time Allocation Decisions
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0007748
Initial registration date
May 31, 2021
Last updated
June 04, 2021 2:39 AM EDT
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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
JGU Mainz
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2021-06-01
End date
2021-08-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
In a laboratory experiment, we design a visual search task to study the association between i. Belief formation ii. Uncertainty attitudes and time allocation decisions in our task.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Dzionara, Alexander and Niklas Witzig. 2021. "Behavioral Time Allocation Decisions." AEA RCT Registry. June 04. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.7748-1.1.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2021-06-01
Intervention End Date
2021-08-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Endogenous time allocation decisions, see attached PDF for further details
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
In our experiment, subjects need to decide how much time to allocate to solving variants of our task, given a specific cost of time. We elicit this decisions for two types of time allocation decisions: prospectively planned decision time as well as actually used decision time to identify the solution in our task.
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
We measure time allocation decisions and link it to behavioral factors such as belief formation and probability weighting.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Computer
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
N/A
Sample size: planned number of observations
90 Individuals
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
90 Individuals in Baseline (see attached PDF document)
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
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IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Gemeinsame Ethikkommission Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Goethe-Universit├Ąt Frankfurt und der Johannes Gutenberg-Universit├Ąt Mainz
IRB Approval Date
2020-11-30
IRB Approval Number
N/A