Hirschauer, Norbert Grüner, Sven Mußhoff, Oliver Becker, Claudia
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Economics Discussion Papers 2019-65
Replication crisis and debates about p-values have raised doubts about what we can statistically infer from research findings, both in experimental and observational studies. With a view to the present debate on inferential errors, this paper systematizes and discusses experimental designs with regard to the inferences that can and - perhaps more important - that cannot be made from particular designs.
economic experiments ceteris paribus confounders control inference Internal/external validity randomization random sampling superpopulation