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Minimizing Learning Behavior in Experiments with Repeated Real-Effort Tasks


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Author(s): Benndorf V, Rau HA, Sölch C
Publication year: 2014
Language: English

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a new real-effort task which mitigates learning behavior in repeated real-effort tasks. In our task, participants need to encode three-letter words into numbers. The task is based on Erkral et al. (2011), however, in our version a double-randomization mechanism is applied to minimize learning. Existing experiments using repeated real-effort tasks report an increase of 15-30% in subjects' performance in the course of the experiment. By contrast, we find that when comparing performance in the first period with the last period, our task mitigates learning behavior down to 8%. The difference between the first and second half of the experiment is only about 3%.



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APA: Benndorf, V., Rau, H.A., & Sölch, C. (2014). Minimizing Learning Behavior in Experiments with Repeated Real-Effort Tasks.

MLA: Benndorf, Volker, Holger Andreas Rau, and Christian Sölch. Minimizing Learning Behavior in Experiments with Repeated Real-Effort Tasks. 2014.

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