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A Novel Computerized Real Effort Task Based on Sliders

  • Victoria Prowse
  • David Gill

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 (2009).� 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.

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Paper provided by University of Oxford, Department of Economics in its series Economics Series Working Papers with number 435.

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