CHECKLIST (for monitor in A)/baseline treatment "B"

The general purpose of the monitor is to make sure that no one talks during the experiment, and that the instructions are followed. Please follow this checklist step by step.

Step 1:

Point to one person at a time, and hand that person an unmarked envelope from the box. The person who was pointed to will then go to the seat with a box on top of the writing surface, and privately open the unmarked envelope inside the box. Then point to the next person, and continue in this fashion until everyone has made their decisions.

Step 2:

Once a person has made a decision they should put the inner envelope inside the large unmarked envelope, and return the unmarked envelope to the box marked "return envelopes". Please make sure that everyone has kept the envelope marked KEY as they will use this later in the experiment.

Step 3:

After all the envelopes have been put in the return box transport the box to the recorder who is in the hallway.

Step 4:

Make sure that the recorder (me), one at a time, takes the inner envelope out of the unmarked envelope and records on a sheet of paper, the letter on the envelope, and the amount of money in the envelope. Make sure that the recorder will then triple the amount of money in the inner envelope, and place the inner envelope back in the unmarked outer envelope.

Step 5:

At this point, the recorder will signal the monitor from room B to come to the recorderís desk. Once monitor B has arrived you will be asked to return to return to room A.

Step 6:

The recorder will eventually signal you to come to the recorderís desk. Once you have arrived monitor B will be paid and leave.

Step 7:

When you arrive, you and the recorder will carry the box of envelopes to room C adjacent to room A. Room C contains strong-boxes with identifying letters. The letters correspond to the letters on the inner envelopes. While the recorder observes, you will place each envelope in the box with the corresponding letter. All the strong-boxes will then be locked. The recorder will then go back to his desk in the hallway and you will go to room A.

Step 8:

Please point to one person at a time from room A, and instruct that person to enter room C alone and open the envelope marked KEY. Inside this envelope is a lettered key which will open the strong-box with the corresponding letter. The inner envelope in the strong-box is the same one the person in room A started with. The person from room A will then go to the appropriate strong-box, open it, take out the envelope, and remove the money. The person will then return the envelope to the strong-box and lock the strong-box. The person will then return the key to [the envelope marked KEY and drop that envelope in] the box marked "keydrop" just outside the door in the hallway. Make sure that everyone takes all their belongings since they will be asked to leave the building when they are done. Please remind participants to leave the instructions in room A.

Step 9:

When everyone in room A has left, the experiment is over, and you will be paid for your participation.

Thank you.

 

CHECKLIST (for monitor in B)/baseline treatment "B"

The general purpose of the monitor is to make sure that no one talks during the experiment, and that the instructions are followed. Please follow this checklist step by step.

Step 1:

Give each person in room B $10 as a show-up fee for this experiment.

Step 2:

You will be signaled by the recorder in the hallway to come to the recorderís desk. Once you have arrived monitor A will be asked to return to room A.

Step 3:

Please carry the box of envelopes to room B.

Step 4:

Point to one person at a time. Start from the left inside of the room, and remove envelopes randomly. The person you call should go to a seat with a box on the writing surface, and then privately decide how much dollar bills to leave in the inner envelope. (The person then pockets the remaining dollar bills.) Instruct each person to place the inner envelope in the unmarked outer envelope and the outer envelope then in the box marked "return envelopes".

Step 5:

After each person in room B has his or her decision, ask participants to leave the building as the experiment is over for them.

Step 6:

Once everyone has left, transport the box to the recorder in the hallway. The recorder will then, one at a time, open the inner envelope and record on a sheet, the letter on the envelope, and the amount of money in the envelope. The recorder will then signal monitor A to come to the recorderís desk. Once monitor A has arrived, you will be paid and asked to leave the building.

Thank you.