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Sociality and external validity in experimental economics

Bardsley, N. (2010) Sociality and external validity in experimental economics. Mind and Society, 9 (2). pp. 119-138. ISSN 1593-7879

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1007/s11299-010-0075-0

Abstract/Summary

It is sometimes argued that experimental economists do not have to worry about external validity so long as the design sticks closely to a theoretical model. This position mistakes the model for the theory. As a result, applied economics designs often study phenomena distinct from their stated objects of inquiry. Because the implemented models are abstract, they may provide improbable analogues to their stated subject matter. This problem is exacerbated by the relational character of the social world, which also sets epistemic limits for the social science laboratory more generally.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Economic and Social Sciences Division > Food Economics and Marketing (FEM)
ID Code:16929
Uncontrolled Keywords:Experiments - Social construction - External validity
Publisher:Springer Verlag (Germany)

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