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Measuring the Prevalence of Questionable Research Practices With Incentives for Truth Telling
It is found that the percentage of respondents who have engaged in questionable practices was surprisingly high, which suggests that some questionable practices may constitute the prevailing research norm.
Financial incentive-based approaches for weight loss: a randomized trial.
- K. Volpp, L. John, A. Troxel, L. Norton, Jennifer E. Fassbender, G. Loewenstein
- 10 December 2008
The use of economic incentives produced significant weight loss during the 16 weeks of intervention that was not fully sustained, and incentive participants weighed significantly less at 7 months than at the study start.
What Is Privacy Worth?
Understanding the value that individuals assign to the protection of their personal data is of great importance for business, law, and public policy. We use a field experiment informed by behavioral…
Financial Incentives for Extended Weight Loss: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
- L. John, G. Loewenstein, A. Troxel, L. Norton, Jennifer E. Fassbender, K. Volpp
- MedicineJournal of General Internal Medicine
- 20 January 2011
Financial incentives produced significant weight loss over an 8-month intervention; however, participants regained weight post-intervention.
Strangers on a Plane: Context-Dependent Willingness to Divulge Sensitive Information
This research highlights consumer vulnerabilities in navigating increasingly complex privacy issues introduced by new information technologies and addresses underlying processes and rule out alternative explanations by eliciting subjective judgments of the sensitivity of inquiries.
The Impact of Relative Standards on the Propensity to Disclose
Two sets of studies illustrate the comparative nature of disclosure behavior. The first set investigates how divulgence is affected by signals about others' readiness to divulge and shows a “herding”…
Does “Liking” Lead to Loving? The Impact of Joining a Brand's Social Network on Marketing Outcomes
Does “liking” a brand on Facebook cause a person to view it more favorably? Or is “liking” simply a symptom of being fond of a brand? The authors disentangle these possibilities and find evidence for…
Financial incentives for exercise adherence in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Financial Incentive-Based Approaches for Weight Loss
New strategies are neededtohelpreducetherateofobesityintheUS population.Although many variables contrib-ute to the increase in obesity preva-lence in the United States, behavioraleconomics has…
Beyond good intentions: Prompting people to make plans improves follow-through on important tasks
Summary: People fail to follow through on all types of important intentions, including staying fit, studying sufficiently, and voting. These failures cost individuals and society by escalating…