Experimental Design

The design of experiments (DOE, DOX, or experimental design) is the design of any task that aims to describe and explain the variation of information under conditions that are hypothesized to reflect the variation. The term is generally associated with experiments in which the design introduces conditions that directly affect the variation, but may also refer to the design of quasi-experiments, in which natural conditions that influence the variation are selected for observation. In its simplest form, an experiment aims at predicting the outcome by introducing a change of the preconditions, which is represented by one or more independent variables, …

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NBER · 8 September 2022

We experimentally study unanimity and majority voting rules in multilateral bargaining environments with stochastic future surplus. In these settings, reaching agreement when expected future surplus is sufficiently higher than the …


NBER · 8 September 2022

Multiple price lists are a convenient tool to elicit willingness to pay (WTP) in surveys and experiments, but choice patterns such as “multiple switching” and “never switching” indicate high error …


NBER · 8 September 2022

Living standards measurement surveys require sustained attention for several hours. We quantify survey fatigue by randomizing the order of questions in 2-3 hour-long in-person surveys. An additional hour of survey …


NBER · 1 September 2022

Team incentives are important in many compensation systems that pay workers according to the output of their team as well as to their own output, with team bonuses often depending …


NBER · 1 September 2022

Scholars have suggested that White American support for welfare is related to beliefs about the racial composition of welfare recipients. While a host of observational studies lend credence to this …


NBER · 1 September 2022

In an experiment that elicits subjects' willingness to pay (WTP) for the outcome of a lottery, we confirm the fourfold pattern of risk attitudes described by Kahneman and Tversky. In …


IFS · 22 August 2022 English

In our application, a local tax reminder information campaign, the pop- ulation of interest consists of taxpayers in residential city street blocks, and the outcome of interest is the impact …

and alternative optimality criteria for experimental design. In particular, cluster size heterogeneity πg(a0) and πg(ak, al) are determined by the experimental design. Hence, the only unknown terms are the variances line with the theoretical literature on experimental design, while also allowing for a simple, closed-form Communication Campaign 4.1 Background and Experimental Design As discussed in the introduction, there is indirect effects must be built into the experimental design and not as an afterthought. Yet, how to incorporate


NBER · 18 August 2022

This study investigates the mechanisms affecting sleep choice and explores whether commitment devices and monetary incentives can be used to promote healthier sleep habits. To this end, we conducted a …


NBER · 18 August 2022

In organizations, teams are ubiquitous. “Weakest Link” and “Best Shot” are incentive schemes that tie a group member’s compensation to the output of their group’s least and most productive member, …


DEval · 17 August 2022 German

The Council affirmed that the human rights principles of inclusion and participation, non-discrimination, equality and equity, transparency and accountability should be central to EU development cooperation, thereby also ensuring the …

Bunselmeyer and Schulz discuss how a quasi-experimental design with case-control groups can be applied to


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