Details of Each Experimental Session

 

 

 

 

 

                     

Session #

Date

Time

Number of Subjects

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

3/30/99

4/1/99

4/2/99

4/6/99

4/14/99

4/16/99

4/16/99

4/22/99

4/30/99

12:45

2:45

1:00

8:00

9:30

10:00

2:00

12:30

9:30

24 (12/12)

26 (16/10)

36 (20/16)

12  (8/4)

10  (4/6)

18  (8/10)

32 (16/16)

18  (8/10)

18  (8/10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first number in parentheses is the total number of subjects in the extensive form experiments.  The second number is the number of normal form subjects.  Not all observations resulted in usable data.  For example in an extensive game if a player 1 decides to exit immediately, then no datum is provided by their player 2 counterpart.  Also, observations from subjects who had participated in the experiment in a previous session are omitted from analysis.  There were other causes for some of the subjects not resulting in usable observations such as one subject who turned off his computer as the experiment began.  

 

 


 


 Announcements for Decision-Making Experiments

 

1)      Please do not talk once you enter the experiment.

2)      If at any time you have a question, raise your hand and someone will come to help you.

3)      As you come in the room please draw 1 seat assignment from the basket.  The letter corresponds to the row.  A is the front row and E is the back row.  The numbers go from 1 on the left to 8 on the right.

4)      It is important that you sit in the correct seat.  If you have any problems with finding your seat please raise your hand.

5)      Once you are seated at your computer you may begin the directions.  The directions are self-paced.  The experiment will begin once everyone has finished the instructions.  Once you finish the directions, please sit quietly at your terminal.

6)      When you are prompted to enter your name, please enter enough of your name that we can identify you and give you your payoff.

7)      Someone will come around and pick up your seat assignment as you are going through the directions.

8)      Once everyone has completed the experiment, you will be called one by one to receive your payoff in private.  Please bring your belongings with you to the entry room when your name is called as you can exit out that door.  If you are waiting for someone else in the experiment please wait in the hall and not in the entry room.

9)      In today’s experiment you will be involved in only one decision-making process.

 



 Exit Survey

 

 

Please answer the following questions:

1.                  Did you understand the instructions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.                  What features of the decision problem were important in determining your decision?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.                  Now that the experiment is over would you change your decision?   Please explain.