Evaluating a gamified online intervention to prevent political radicalization.

Last registered on October 25, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Evaluating a gamified online intervention to prevent political radicalization.
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0008329
Initial registration date
October 04, 2021
Last updated
October 25, 2021, 3:49 AM EDT

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Leibniz University Hannover

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Leibniz University Hannover

Additional Trial Information

Status
On going
Start date
2021-10-05
End date
2021-11-09
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
Political radicalization leads to significant economic costs. Modern information and communication technologies offer a suitable set of tools for cost-effective targeting the people at risk of radicalizing. The gamification approach in particular promises to increase engagement, learning, and therefore impact of any prevention measure. Using a randomized online field experiment, we investigate the impact of a gamified online intervention on political radicalization.
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Registration Citation

Citation
Ebers, Axel and Stephan Thomsen. 2021. "Evaluating a gamified online intervention to prevent political radicalization.." AEA RCT Registry. October 25. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.8329-2.0
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2021-10-05
Intervention End Date
2021-11-09

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Activism and radicalism intentions.
Sympathies for radicalization (i.e. attitudes towards radicalization).
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We conduct a randomized online field experiment (randomized controlled trial, RCT) by randomly assigning the participants into one treatment group and one control group. We expose the treatment group to the interactive film. The control group receives no treatment.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Random assignment via random generator.
Randomization Unit
Individual level.
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
0
Sample size: planned number of observations
2,400 observation units
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
1,200 TG; 1,200 CG
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number

Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

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