Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/30645
Authors: 
Ortmann, Andreas
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 2887
Abstract: 
To discuss experimental results without discussing how they came about makes sense when the results are robust to the way experiments are conducted. Experimental results, however, are – arguably more often than not – sensitive to numerous design and implementation characteristics such as the use of financial incentives, deception, and the way information is presented. To the extent that economists and psychologists have different experimental practices, this claim is of obvious practical and interpretative relevance. In light of the empirical results summarized below, it seems warranted to say that it does not make sense to report experimental results without reporting the design and implementation choices that were made.
Subjects: 
Duhem-Quine problem
experimental design
experimental implementation
financial incentives
deception
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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