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Experimental Methodology in Political Science

  • Rose McDermott (a1)
Abstract

Experiments offer a useful methodological tool to examine issues of importance to political scientists. The historical and cultural differences between experiments in behavioral economics and social psychology are discussed. Issues of central concern to experimentalists are covered, including impact versus control, mundane versus experimental realism, internal versus external validity, deception, and laboratory versus field experiments. Advantages and disadvantages of experimentation are summarized.

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Political Analysis
  • ISSN: 1047-1987
  • EISSN: 1476-4989
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