A novel computerized real effort task based on sliders

Gill, David and Prowse, Victoria (2011) A novel computerized real effort task based on sliders. Southampton, GB, University of Southampton, 10pp. (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics, 1101).


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In this note, we present a novel computerized real effort task based on moving sliders across a screen which overcomes many of the drawbacks of existing real effort tasks. The task was first developed and used by us in Gill and Prowse (forthcoming). We outline the design of our \slider task", describe its advantages compared to existing real effort tasks and provide a statistical analysis of the behavior of subjects undertaking the task. We believe that the task will prove valuable to researchers in designing future real effort experiments, and to this end we provide z-Tree code and guidance to assist researchers wishing to implement the slider task.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
ISSNs: 0966-4246 (electronic)
Keywords: real effort task, slider task, design of laboratory experiments, learning and time effects, individual heterogeneity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 170313
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
January 2011Published
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2011 16:54
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:31
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/170313

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