#6863 | AsPredicted

As Predicted:Confrontation to Racism Online: Study 1 (Fall 2017) (#6863)


Created:       11/20/2017 01:37 PM (PT)

This is an anonymized version of the pre-registration.  It was created by the author(s) to use during peer-review.
A non-anonymized version (containing author names) should be made available by the authors when the work it supports is made public.

1) Have any data been collected for this study already?
No, no data have been collected for this study yet.

2) What's the main question being asked or hypothesis being tested in this study?
Does the group membership of confronters (ingroup vs. outgroup) and the strength of confrontations (passive vs. aggressive) impact the perception of racist statements online? H1: Racist statements will be perceived as more offensive when presented with an aggressive vs passive confronting comment. H2: Racist statements will be perceived as more offensive when presented with an outgroup confronter. H3: Main effects will be qualified by a 2-way interaction where racist statements confronted with an aggressive comment will be perceived as more offensive when the confronter is an outgroup (vs ingroup) member H4: Racial identification will moderate the 2-way interaction: Those with stronger racial identification will view racist statements aggressively confronted by an outgroup member as more offensive. H5: Experience with discrimination will moderate the 2-way interaction: Those experiencing more racial discrimination offline will view racist statements aggressively confronted by an outgroup member as more offensive.

3) Describe the key dependent variable(s) specifying how they will be measured.
DV: Ratings of racist statements
How offensive do you think the post is?
1 (not offensive at all) to 6 (extremely offensive)
Moderators:
Everyday discrimination (Williams et al., 1997)
Identity Centrality Subscale (Luhtanen & Crocker, 1992)

4) How many and which conditions will participants be assigned to?
We will manipulate our two main independent variables (confronter group membership and confrontation strength) within participants. Participants will be asked to complete an online survey where a series of sixteen (16) mock Facebook statuses are shown. Each status will contain a racist statement made by an outgroup member (White), matched with a passive or aggressive comment, made by an outgroup (White) or ingroup (Asian) confronter. Participants will be see the following statements: 4 ingroup passive confrontations, 4 ingroup aggressive confrontations, 4 outgroup passive confrontations, and 4 outgroup aggressive confrontations. Statements presented will be randomized within participant.

5) Specify exactly which analyses you will conduct to examine the main question/hypothesis.
H1, H2, H3: We will conduct a 2 (group membership) x 2 (strength of confrontation) repeated measures ANOVA on participants’ offensiveness ratings. We will examine main effects of confronter group membership and strength of confrontation. Next we will examine interaction effects between confronter group membership and strength of confrontation. Post hoc comparisons will be conducted to interpret any interactions if present. H4 & H5: We will also examine whether greater experience with discrimination or greater racial identity will moderate these effects through 3-way linear regression analyses. We will enter all IV variables into the model regressing on offensiveness ratings. We will enter all 2-way interactions at the next step. Finally, we will enter all 3-way interactions into the model. All continuous variables will be grand-mean centered before entering into the model.

6) Describe exactly how outliers will be defined and handled, and your precise rule(s) for excluding observations.
We will exclude participants who are missing data, do not meet our preselection (East or Southeast Asian), do not pass all of our attention checks (e.g. Please select “strongly agree” for this question) or complete the study at +/- 2 SD of expected time to complete the study (this will be done post hoc, taken from mean sample time to complete).

7) How many observations will be collected or what will determine sample size?
No need to justify decision, but be precise about exactly how the number will be determined.

In order to obtain an effect size of 0.2 and power of 0.8, we aim to recruit 60 participants. Participants will be preselected based on racial ethnicity; those who identify as monoracial East or Southeast Asian will be selected. Data collection will cease once we have obtained complete data collection from 60 individuals who have completed the survey in its entirety.

8) Anything else you would like to pre-register?
(e.g., secondary analyses, variables collected for exploratory purposes, unusual analyses planned?)