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Experimental methods: Extra-laboratory experiments-extending the reach of experimental economics

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  • Charness, Gary
  • Gneezy, Uri
  • Kuhn, Michael A.

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We propose a new organizing scheme for classifying types of experiments. In addition to the standard categories of laboratory and field experiments, we suggest a new category: “extra-laboratory experiments.” These are experiments that have the same spirit as laboratory experiments, but are conducted in a non-standard manner. We also suggest some organizing principles to distinguish amongst the three types of experiments.

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  • Charness, Gary & Gneezy, Uri & Kuhn, Michael A., 2013. "Experimental methods: Extra-laboratory experiments-extending the reach of experimental economics," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 91(C), pages 93-100.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jeborg:v:91:y:2013:i:c:p:93-100
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2013.04.002
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    Extra-laboratory experiments; Laboratory experiments; Field experiments; Experimental methodology;
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    JEL classification:

    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
    • C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
    • C99 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Other

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