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Internet cautions: Experimental games with internet partners

  • Catherine Eckel

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  • Rick Wilson

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We report the results of experiments conducted over the internet between two different laboratories. Each subject at one site is matched with a subject at another site in a trust game experiment. We investigate whether subjects believe they are really matched with another person, and suggest a methodology for ensuring that subjects’ beliefs are accurate. Results show that skepticism can lead to misleading results. If subjects do not believe they are matched with a real person, they trust too much: i.e., they trust the experimenter rather than their partner. Copyright Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2006

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Volume (Year): 9 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 53-66

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