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Session-effects in the laboratory

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In experimental economics, where subjects participate in different sessions, observations across subjects of a given session might exhibit more correlation than observations across subjects in different sessions. The main goal of this paper is to clarify what are session-effects: what can cause them, what forms they can take, and what are the potential problems. It will be shown that standard solutions are at times inadequate, and that their properties are sometimes misunderstood. Copyright Economic Science Association 2012

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  • Guillaume Fréchette, 2012. "Session-effects in the laboratory," Experimental Economics, Springer;Economic Science Association, vol. 15(3), pages 485-498, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:expeco:v:15:y:2012:i:3:p:485-498
    DOI: 10.1007/s10683-011-9309-1
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