True Lies:Comment on Garbarino, Slonim and Villeval (2018)

Hugh-Jones, David (2019) True Lies:Comment on Garbarino, Slonim and Villeval (2018). Journal of the Economic Science Association, 5 (2). 255–268. ISSN 2199-6784

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Garbarino, Slonim and Villeval (2018) describe a new method to calculate the probability distribution of the proportion of lies told in “coin flip” style experiments. I show that their estimates and confidence intervals are flawed. I demonstrate two better ways to estimate the probability distribution of what we really care about – the proportion of liars – and I provide R software to do this.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 14:48
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2021 00:00
DOI: 10.1007/s40881-019-00069-x

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