Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/263297
Authors: 
Hanaki, Nobuyuki
Inukai, Keigo
Masuda, Takehito
Shimodaira, Yuta
Year of Publication: 
2022
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Discussion Paper No. 1160
Publisher: 
Osaka University, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), Osaka
Abstract: 
We address a concern about the external validity, in particular, the representativeness of the sampled population, of an experiment conducted with university students. We do so by conducting largescale (partly) incentivized online surveys of students at a Japanese university and of a sample of Japanese adults to measure individual characteristics such as cognitive ability, mentalizing skills, preferences for risk and distribution, and personality traits. While significant differences between these two samples are observed in many of these characteristics, the correlational structures among these characteristics are very similar in the two samples.
Subjects: 
external validity
individual characteristics
JEL: 
C91
D91
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
853.95 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.