Time-Based Scarcity Promotions
The author team seeks unpublished experiments about promotions involving elements such as “limited time to buy” claims, flash sales, countdown timers, and other limited-time deal specifications
POSTING TYPE: Dialog
Author: ELMAR Moderator
We are a team of researchers currently conducting a meta-analysis of effects related to promotions that involve time-based scarcity, that is, promotions involving elements such as “limited time to buy” claims, flash sales, countdown timers, and other limited-time deal specifications. To this end, we are requesting that researchers who may have in-process work, manuscripts under review, or file drawer experiments related to this topic would consider sharing their findings with us by January 15, 2022.
Anonymity can be preserved to the extent that contributing researchers prefer, and we are happy to cite working papers/unpublished manuscripts in ways consistent with researchers’ preferences.
Please note: We are not requesting original data files; we are only requesting the specific statistics needed for the meta-analysis, which include: sample sizes, cell means and standard deviations, effect sizes, and basic elements of the experimental design. However, if the authors prefer to share their original data and let us derive those results, this is fine too.
We have set up an anonymous gmail address where interested researchers can share the aforementioned information and/or any questions they might have: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have chosen to maintain our anonymity given this meta-analysis is being conducted as part of an ongoing double-blind review process.
Thank you, in advance, for helping us to understand the way that time-based scarcity promotions work, with as broad a perspective as possible!
We are happy to share all results with anyone interested upon acceptance of the project.