Claims and confounds in economic experiments

Zizzo, D.J. (2013) Claims and confounds in economic experiments. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 93. pp. 186-195. ISSN 0167-2681

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    Abstract

    We present a distinctiveness, relevance and plausibility (DRP) method for systematically evaluating potential experimental confounds. A claim is a statement being inferred on the basis of experimental data analysis. A potential confound is a statement providing a prima facie reason why the claim is not justified (other than internal weakness). In evaluating whether a potential confound is problematic, we can start by asking whether the potential confound is distinctive from the claim; we can then ask whether it is relevant for the claim; and we can conclude by asking whether it is plausible in the light of the evidence.

    Item Type: Article
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Applied and Financial Economics
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Experimental Economics
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Industrial Economics
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Behavioural and Experimental Economics
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    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 15:30
    Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 08:34
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/43225
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2013.05.006

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