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A case study of an experiment during the COVID-19 pandemic: online elicitation of subjective beliefs and economic preferences
Harrison, Glenn W.
Swarthout, J. Todd
We convey our experiences developing and implementing an online experiment to elicit subjective beliefs and economic preferences. The COVID-19 pandemic and associated closures of our laboratories required us to conduct an online experiment in order to collect beliefs and preferences associated with the pandemic in a timely manner. Since we had not previously conducted a similar multi-wave online experiment, we faced design and implementation considerations that are not present when running a typical laboratory experiment. By discussing these details more fully, we hope to contribute to the online experiment methodology literature at a time when many other researchers may be considering conducting an online experiment for the first time. We focus primarily on methodology; in a complementary study we focus on initial research findings.
Experimental economic methodology , Online incentivized experiment , Risk preferences , Time preferences , Subjective beliefs
Harrison, G., Hofmeyr, A., Kincaid, H., Monroe, B., Ross, D., Schneider, M. and Swarthout, J., ( 2021) ‘A case study of an experiment during the COVID-19 pandemic: online elicitation of subjective beliefs and economic preferences’, Journal of the Economic Science Association, 7(2), pp.194-209. doi: 10.1007/s40881-021-00115-7