Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/144988
Authors: 
Gneezy, Uri
Imas, Alex
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5953
Abstract: 
In this chapter, we discuss the “lab-in-the-field” methodology, which combines elements of both lab and field experiments in using standardized, validated paradigms from the lab in targeting relevant populations in naturalistic settings. We begin by examining how the methodology has been used to test economic models with populations of theoretical interest. Next, we outline how lab-in-the-field studies can be used to complement traditional Randomized Control Trials in collecting covariates to test theoretical predictions and explore behavioral mechanisms. We proceed to discuss how the methodology can be utilized to compare behavior across cultures and contexts, and test for the external validity of results obtained in the lab. The chapter concludes with an overview of lessons on how to use the methodology effectively.
Subjects: 
experiments
methodology
field experiments
JEL: 
C90
C91
C93
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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