Welcome to this experiment


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This research will take about 15 minutes and you are paid $1.00 for participation.

We ask you a couple of questions regarding your travel behaviour.

For our research, it is of great importance that you do this task seriously. We appreciate that your time is precious and thank you for doing this task. For serious participation, you will be eligible to win an additional $100,- Amazon.com voucher.

However, we might need to exclude your participation in case you did not comply with the research standards here.
Please do not block pop-ups as this will affect the flow of this study.
Will you be flying in the next 3 months?

Instructions


Please read this instruction carefully. We will now ask you to write answers to ten questions about travelling by airplane. Each statement is assessed as to whether the instructions were followed. Each participant who did do so, is automatically eligible to win a $100,- Amazon.com voucher. Participation of those who do not follow the instructions must unfortunately be invalidated.









A brief reminder about your task:


Some participants are instructed to lie and some to tell the truth. Your task is to provide a convincing account of the trip to .

Please think about this trip to provide plausible and convincing answers. The button to proceed appears in 30 seconds.

Thank you for answering these questions. We now have a few demographic and language questions before you can finish this experiment.
What is your gender?
What is your age?
What is your education?
What is your country of origin?
Were you raised in more than one native language?
What is your (first) native language?
What is your second native language?
How would you rate your proficiency in English word recognition (i.e. deciding whether something is a real word or not), from 0 (very poor) to 10 (expert)? move the slider
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How would you rate your proficiency in English vocabulary (i.e. being able to mention many different words for one thing), from 0 (very poor) to 10 (expert)? move the slider
How would you rate your English language proficiency in general, from 0 (very poor) to 10 (expert)? move the slider
How motivated were you to appear convincing, from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)? move the slider
How expected was the question "What is the main purpose of your flight?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)? move the slider
How expected was the question "Who will you meet there and for which reason?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)? move the slider
How expected was the question "What was first, what second, and what last in your planning?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)? move the slider
How expected was the question "What was the hardest to plan?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)? move the slider
How expected was the question "What is the most pleasant event you expect to happen during your trip?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)? move the slider
How expected was the question "What is the most unpleasant event you expect to happen during your trip?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)? move the slider
How expected was the question "What will you do if you have to wait during your journey?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)? move the slider
How expected was the question "How will you get from the airport to your accommodation?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)? move the slider
How expected was the question "What is the first thing you will do when you arrive at your final destination?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)? move the slider
How expected was the question "What is the first thing you will do when you return home from your trip?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)? move the slider
As final part of this experiment, we ask you to briefly do this English task. Please read the instructions carefully.

This test consists of about 60 trials, in each of which you will see a string of letters. Your task is to decide whether this is an existing English word or not. If you think it is an existing English word, you press "A" for yes, and if you think it is not an existing English word, you press on "L" for no.

If you are sure that the word exists, even though you don’t know its exact meaning, you may still respond "yes". But if you are not sure if it is an existing word, you should respond "no".

In this experiment, we use British English rather than American English spelling. For example: "realise" instead of "realize"; "colour" instead of "color", and so on. Please don’t let this confuse you. This experiment is not about detecting such subtle spelling differences anyway.

You have as much time as you like for each decision.

If everything is clear, you can now start the experiment by pressing the space bar.

A = YES

L = NO

To complete the language task, please write down as many animals in English as you can. Seperate each word with a simple blank space. You have 90 seconds time - starting when you begin typing. The task will automatically proceed.
Please answer this question honestly. Your answer will not affect your payment or chances to win the $100,- Amazon.com voucher.

Your participation code: 9871NO

Thank you for participating in this research. We were interested in how airplane passengers think and write about their upcoming flight. Some were instructed to tell the truth and others to lie about their flight plans. We want to examine how we can tell truthful statements from deceptive ones.
We will process the statements written and determine whether you did the task seriously.
If you wish to be eligible for the draw for a $100,- Amazon.com voucher, please provide your email address in the right-hand text field.


In order to validate your participation, it is necessary that you provide your crowdflower ID below in the left hand-field and confirm your participation code in the middle text field.
University of Amsterdam // Bennett Kleinberg: b.a.r.kleinberg@uva.nl