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Sources of Bias in Retrospective Decision Making: Experimental Evidence on Voters’ Limitations in Controlling Incumbents

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Author(s): 

Gregory A. Huber, Seth J. Hill, and Gabriel S. Lenz

ISPS ID: 
D093
Keyword(s): 
Research design: 
Data type: 
Experimental
Data source(s): 

Authors.

Data source information: 

Authors (participants recruited via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk).

Suggested citation: “Huber, Gregory A., Seth J. Hill, & Gabriel S. Lenz (2012). Replication Materials  for ‘Sources of Bias in Retrospective Decision Making: Experimental Evidence on Voters’ Limitations in Controlling Incumbents,’ http://hdl.handle.net/10079/dbrv1j7. ISPS Data Archive.”

Field date: 
March 24, 2011
Location: 
Unit of observation: 
Individuals
Sample size: 
Experiment 1 = 965 Experiment 2 = 1,003 Experiment 3 = 1,024
Inclusion/exclusion: 
U.S. residents over the age of 18; removed 31% of potential participants who failed either of two screener questions.
Randomization procedure: 
Randomization at level individual participant
Treatment: 
Experiment 1 : Prior to round 1 or after round 12, inform participant that the retention decision occurs in round 16. Experiment 2: Lottery held at round 8 or round 16. Lottery payout of -5000, 0, or 5000 tokens. Participant informed lottery is unrelated to Allocator. Experiment 3: After round 16, on same screen as retention decision, participant is primed with hedonic, informational, or no prime.
Treatment administration: 
Online
Outcome measures: 
Evaluation of the incumbent’s performance
Archive date: 
2014
Archive contributor: 
Limor Peer
Owner: 
Authors
Owner contact: 

isps(at)yale(dot)edu

Terms of use: 

Academic, non-commercial; see ISPS Terms of Use http://isps.yale.edu/.research/data/terms-of-use

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