The case describes a three-factor, full-factorial experiment run in conjunction with the Darden’s Luckiest Student event of 2008. Prior to identifying Darden’s Luckiest, all 300 first-year students made binding decisions between varying amounts of cash and the opportunity to select one of two identical briefcases. One briefcase contained $18,750; the other contained $0. Students are asked to analyze the results of the experiment and draw conclusions with respect to how the experimental factors influenced student decisions.
Darden Business Publishing – University of Virginia