Communicate the Information on the Return of Education

Last registered on May 18, 2022

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Communicate the Information on the Return of Education
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0009462
Initial registration date
May 18, 2022

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
May 18, 2022, 5:17 PM EDT

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Wichita State University

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Beijing Normal University
PI Affiliation
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
PI Affiliation
Capital University of Economics and Business

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2022-05-23
End date
2022-06-30
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
We investigate how middle students perceive information on the return of education. For each degree level, we provide students the average income, average income of male and female, and profession distribution in three treatments. In addition, we test whether the students memorize the information, and how it impacts their educational expectations in 10 minutes and 3 weeks after receiving the information.
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Registration Citation

Citation
Meng, Delong et al. 2022. "Communicate the Information on the Return of Education." AEA RCT Registry. May 18. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.9462
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Provide information on return of education
Intervention Start Date
2022-05-23
Intervention End Date
2022-05-30

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
The educational expectation of students
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
The information the students could memorize
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We investigate how middle students perceive information on the return of education. For each degree level, we provide students the average income, average income of male and female, and profession distribution in three treatments. In addition, we test whether the students memorize the information, and how it impacts their educational expectations in 10 minutes and 3 weeks after receiving the information.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
We recruit students from 3 middle schools. Each school has 4 classes included. We conduct Treatment 1 and 2 in School 1, Treatment 1 and 3 in School 2, and Treatment 2 and 3 in School 3. For each Treatment, we access the outcomes of two classes 10 minutes after the intervention, and another two classes 2-3 weeks after the intervention.
Randomization Unit
Class
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
12
Sample size: planned number of observations
500-800 middle school students
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
2 classes in Treatment 1, early elicitation
2 classes in Treatment 1, late elicitation
2 classes in Treatment 2, early elicitation
2 classes in Treatment 2, late elicitation
2 classes in Treatment 3, early elicitation
2 classes in Treatment 3, late elicitation
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
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IRB Approval Date
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