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

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

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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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Volume (Year): 91 (2013)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 93-100

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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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