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The Online Recruitment System ORSEE 2.0 - A Guide for the Organization of Experiments in Economics


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  • Ben Greiner


We discuss several issues regarding the organization of economic laboratory experiments such as subject pool, recruitment, scheduling, and show how we solved them with the help of the Online Recruitment System for Economic Experiments (ORSEE) version 2.0. With this integrated software experimenters have a free, convenient, and very powerful tool to organize their experiments and sessions in a standardized way. Key features are: PHP/MySQL application, multiple language/ laboratory/ subject pool/ experimenters/ experiment types/ experiment classes support, attribute query selection, random recruitment, experiment calendar, automated reputation system, automated invitation and rule based reminder mailing, subjects manage their own account, overview about registration state, user rights management, pdf output and mailing, complete logging and statistics, and customizable layout. In version 2.0 the software has been completely reprogrammed in PHP. Several new features have been added. A test system has been installed in order to visually support the reader while reading the manual (

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Paper provided by University of Cologne, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Economics with number 10.

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Date of creation: 19 Jun 2004
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Handle: RePEc:kls:series:0010

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Keywords: experiments; recruitment; subject pool management; methodology;

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