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Virtual world experimentation: An exploratory study

  • Thomas Chesney

    (Nottingham University Business School)

  • Swee-Hoon Chuah

    (Nottingham University Business School)

  • Robert Hoffmann


    (Nottingham University Business School)

We explore the scientific potential of virtual worlds for experimental economists. In particular, we report the results of a series of virtual world experiments designed to examine the suitability of (a) users as subjects and (b) the computer interface as an experimental platform. Formal results and informal observations from the sessions are discussed in terms of the methodological opportunities and challenges of virtual experimentation generally.

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Paper provided by The Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics, School of Economics, University of Nottingham in its series Discussion Papers with number 2007-14.

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Date of creation: Dec 2007
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