What is this form?

Here you can submit a pre-registration of a project applying behavioural science to public policy. Pre-registration is a good practice when applying BI to public policy and when evaluating applications as it allows to prevent post-hoc interpretation of data and publication bias. To learn more about pre-registration principles, please check [link]

What will happen to my submission?

Your submission will be collected for the public good as a resource for behavioural science practitioners that will feed in a public repository of case studies. You will be able to choose whether you want the details of your project not to appear on the public pre-registration or the date when you eventually want it to be made public. By completing the submission, you agree to the OECD’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Who can use this?

People who have applied behavioural insights to public policy.

Who should you contact for further information?

Dr Chiara Varazzani ([email protected])

General information

Would you like to keep some of the information provided here confidential? If yes, please answer “No” to “Include this in the public version” when it applies

If you want some of the information you will provide to remain confidential up to a certain date, please specify it here and tick “hide until embargo date” where needed.

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Required. If your Institution is not in the list, choose Other and add its name in the field below.

Required. If your team is not listed, you can add it typing the name in this field or submitting the Unit form.

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Required. Any background info and explanation of rationale for this project you would like to share. If left blank, project title will be entered here. This can be edited after the registration is submitted.

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Using the “save” option will save the data you have entered and allow you to return to data entry immediately or at a later time. You can click on previously completed sections in the sidebar to navigate back to them in order if you wish to revise your entry. If you have any problems, please contact us at [email protected] (include a screenshot if possible).

How are the hypothesis tested?- Methods

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You can add new Policy Areas here if it's not already in the list

Optional. From 1 to 10, 10 being the strength of an RCT, modifiable after pre-registration.

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Required. Please, indicate the first date of data collection.

Using the “save” option will save the data you have entered and allow you to return to data entry immediately or at a later time. You can click on previously completed sections in the sidebar to navigate back to them in order if you wish to revise your entry. If you have any problems, please contact us at [email protected] (include a screenshot if possible).

Analysis Plan

Optional if not experimental.

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Optional. Files must be under ##MB.

File name:

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Required. What's the main question being asked or the main hypotheses being tested in this study? Example: A reminder leveraging social norm will reduce sharing misinformation online.

Required. Example: 4 conditions in a mixed design lab and field study. Participants will be assigned to one of four conditions: social norms, accuracy prompting, information provision or control.

Required. Describe the key dependent variable(s) specifying how they will be measured. List all outcome variables for which analysis is planned. Specify which outcomes are primary outcomes and which are secondary outcomes. Specify which outcomes are in the raw data and which outcomes will be created.

Required. Specify exactly which analyses you will conduct to examine the main question/hypothesis.

Optional. No need to justify decision, but be precise about exactly how the number will be determined.

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Optional. If a third party or collaboration, please provide the name.

Optional. Describe criteria you will use to determine whether any observations should be excluded from analysis (e.g., values that are likely data-recording errors, outliers, etc.).

Optional. How will you deal with incomplete or missing data (e.g. pairwise or listwise deletion, imputation, interpolation)?

Optional. Provide a link to your analysis script. This OPTIONAL step is helpful in order to create a process that is completely transparent and increase the likelihood that your analysis can be replicated. We recommend that code include clear commenting that is interpretable without extensive prior knowledge of the project. We recommend that you run the code on a simulated dataset in order to check that it will run without errors.

Optional. In this section, record any adjustments made to the Analysis Plan subsequent to the Analysis Plan Commitment gate. For every adjustment, record its rationale, whether it was made before or after receipt of outcome data, and whether results can be reported as planned/confirmatory (versus exploratory).

Optional. Please attach any files associated with this registration (e. .g. survey instrument). Files must be under ##MB)

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Optional. Link to your website/webpage with information about your project.

Using the “save” option will save the data you have entered and allow you to return to data entry immediately or at a later time. You can click on previously completed sections in the sidebar to navigate back to them in order if you wish to revise your entry. If you have any problems, please contact us at [email protected] (include a screenshot if possible).

Review and Collaboration

Your answers in this section will not be included in the public version.

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