Experiment: things I would change/do different next time

Participant selection Include a knockout question in the screener that asks if they found it difficult to remember to take short-term medication. Use this information to knockout those who said no. Formality I often used the term “I” when communicating with the participants because I alone was running the experiment. Similar to the Hawthorne effect, … Continue reading Experiment: things I would change/do different next time

Final presentation

  Slide 2 – Introduction This is Celine. Celine’s doctor recently prescribed her a course of antibiotics for an infection. When Celine was first prescribed her medication, she was highly motivated to take her medication. When first prescribed, she received internal cues from her body that reminded her to take her medication. After a few … Continue reading Final presentation

Avoiding bias and design flaws during the experiment

A range of methods have been used to minimise the chance of confounding variables. Dependent variables used across all groups; receive the same instructions start their trial on the same day required to take the same placebo medication required to take the placebo for the same duration required to take the same number of placebo medication … Continue reading Avoiding bias and design flaws during the experiment

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Procedure: the trigger method and message

Scheduling the trigger Each participant in the experimental condition would need to be reminded twice per day. To reduce the chance of unintentional bias caused by human error, I have decided not to send the reminder manually out to each participant. Instead, I have looked into ways of automating the reminders.