Experimenter demand effects in economic experiments

Zizzo, Daniel (2010) Experimenter demand effects in economic experiments. Experimental Economics, 13. pp. 75-98.

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Experimenter demand effects refer to changes in behavior by experimental subjects due to cues about what constitutes appropriate behavior. We argue that they can either be social or purely cognitive, and that, when they may exist, it crucially matters how they relate to the true experimental objectives. They are usually a potential problem only when they are positively correlated with the true experimental objectives’ predictions, and we identify techniques such as non-deceptive obfuscation to minimize this correlation. We discuss the persuasiveness or otherwise of defenses that can be used against demand effects criticisms when such correlation remains an issue.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Recipient of ESA Experimental Economics Editor's Award
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Gina Neff
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2011 11:18
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 16:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/19345
DOI: 10.1007/s10683-009-9230-z

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