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Experimental Methods : A Primer for Economists - Daniel Friedman

Experimental Methods

A Primer for Economists

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Published: 25th July 1994
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Experimental economics is a rapidly growing field of inquiry, and there currently exist several textbooks and surveys describing the results of laboratory experiments in economics. This primer, however, is the first hands-on guide to the physical aspects of actually conducting experiments in economics. It tells researchers, teachers and students in economics how to deal with human subjects, how to design meaningful laboratory environments, how to design experiments, how to conduct the experiments, and how to analyze and report the data. It also deals with methodological issues. It can be used to structure an undergraduate or graduate course in experimental economics.

"...a comprehensive survey of the basic principles and motivation behind economics experiments and experiment deisgn...A useful reference for the practicing economist or a good survey book for the graduate student." Choice "...An indispensable tool for anyone that wants to try a hand at experimental methods or expand an application of the methods to new areas." Charles R. Plott, California Institute of Technology "Dan Friedman and Shyam Sunder have been outstanding contributors to the development and maturation of experimental economics. They are particularly qualified to write this Primer dealing with methodology, tips, techniques, and tools that go with doing experiments. Their book will both complement and supplement the new books that have appeared in this high-growth segment of economics." Vernon L. Smith, University of Arizona "Experimental economics is a field that has grown tremendously in size and importance over the last decade, and this book serves as a useful introduction to the field for economists...The appendixes are extremely valuable,,,A useful reference for the practicing economist or a good survey book for the graduate student." L. Di Matteo, Choice

List of figures and tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Principles of economics
Experimental design
Human subjects
Laboratory facilities
Conducting an experiment
Data analysis
Reporting your results
The emergence of experimental economics
Appendices
Glossary
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521456821
ISBN-10: 0521456827
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 25th July 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.38