Research methodology for assessing the effectiveness of interventions regarding change of energy efficient behaviour

This report introduces the proposed methodology for assessing the effectiveness of the interventions.

NUDGE presents and discusses several methodological approaches, ranging from randomised controlled trials to A/B testing. This includes a brief (theoretical) discussion about different methodological approaches, with accompanying power calculations.

Most importantly, NUDGE presents the five pilots with general guidelines, most significantly because the details of the interventions might still change.

In addition to the experimental setup, we will also formulate the first research hypothesis per pilot and provide an overview of possible outcome variables per pilot.