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Putting Politics in the Lab: A Review of Lab Experiments in Political Science

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-190
JournalGOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION
Volume54
Issue number1
Early online date10 Jul 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Abstract

Experiments are now common in political science. They are an excellent methodological tool to estimate the causal effect of a treatment on an outcome. In this article, I review the use of lab experiments in political science. After a brief report on their popularity and advantages, I distinguish two ideal-types (economics-based and psychology-based) and outline the main lines of division between them. In the final section, I discuss the main challenges that lab experimentalists are facing today.

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