Interesting paper by Freeman, et al. (2017) on how the delivery of instructions affect the understanding of participants. Using a one-shot task where a subject is paid the most for doing the task at the correct time, least for doing it earlier, and better by not doing the task at all than by doing it earlier, the authors find that introducing monetary incentives for quiz performance, going through the computerized instructions twice (before and after the quiz), and providing paper instructions alongside computerize instructions increases the number of people doing the task at the correct time. These treatments are compared to the control treatment where subjects complete self-paced computerized instructions, including practice round.
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Anna is an applied microeconomist interested in the relationship between human behavior and economic decision-making. She works primarily on environmental and natural resource topics using experimental, behavioral, survey and spatial datasets. This blog was created for the sole purpose of archiving and sharing interesting articles and ideas.