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Seminar: An Introduction to Experiments in Business and Economics Research
Title: An Introduction to Experiments in Business and Economics Research.
Teacher: Werner Bönte, Diemo Urbig
Target: Doctoral students and advanced Master students
This seminar is officially listed as a doctoral seminar according to the Ph.D. regulations (09.06.2008 and 21.02.2013, §7(1)).
Across the many disciplines of social sciences, experimental methods have become a valuable tool to empirically assess theoretical hypotheses. The purpose of this course is to provide broad exposure and guidance to the research opportunities available using experiments to explore questions in management and economic research. We acknowledge the diversity resulting from multiple disciplinary traditions in research employing experiments, specifically economics as well as psychology and management. This course aims at familiarizing students with experimental methods across different research streams in a reflective way and, thereby, enables cross-disciplinary fertilization, helping students develop the skills necessary to critically evaluate experimental research, finding the right research method for their questions, and to understand the limits of the experimental research method.
The discussion will cover topics such as:
- Causal Inference and behavioral measures
- Types of experiments (field, lab, classroom, within-subject, between-subject, ….)
- Creating awareness for disciplinary traditions, use and misuse of interdisciplinary approaches
- Incentive-compatibility and framing
- Manipulations as instruments: string, weak, and non-instrumental manipulations.
- Data analyses
- Discussion of a specific experimental designs
The seminar will result in a seminar paper written jointly by up to three participants.
Time and location
Day 1, 3h + 3h
a+b) Methodological background
4. May 2018
Day 2, 3h + 3h
a) Methodological background
b) Introduction of cases
18. May 2018
Day 3 3h + 3h
a) Student presentations
22. June 2018
Gerber, A. S., & Green, D. P. (2012) Field Experiments. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. (http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199604456.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199604456-e-050)
JEBO (2010). On the Methodology of Experimental Economics. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 73(1 – special issue), 1-132. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/journal-of-economic-behavior-and-organization/vol/73/issue/1)
Additional references will be provided.