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The Fall of Constantinople for Amazon's Mechanical Turks?

While the Ottoman Turks caused turmoil in the late Middle Ages and the Age of Reformation, Amazon’s Mechanical Turks are causing a …

Using ChatGPT in oTree experiments

The oTree community has put together a useful oTree app. It allows participants to chat with ChatGPT through OpenAI's API. The app …

The danger of practical anecdotes

There is a growing trend of using practical anecdotes to signal relevance and importance of experimental research. However, it's …

Why you shouldn't trust mediation as process evidence

Mediation is widely used in experimental accounting to obtain process evidence. The primary benefits of mediation are its low cost and …

How to prevent bots and farms from taking over and ruining your online experiment

In this post, I share simple techniques to filter participants before they take part in your online experiment. These techniques filter …

Analyzing learning rates (pt. 2): Two approaches

Do you want to learn how to analyze learning? In this second post of a two-part series, Jake Zureich discusses two approaches when …

Replications can help improve practical relevance of accounting experiments

Both replications and practical relevance are awkward discussion topics for most experimental accounting researchers. Yet, replications …

Why we ignore free-form communication and why we shouldn't

People in workplace settings can typically communicate freely with each other, but many experiments scale communication down to a …

Analyzing learning rates (pt. 1): Common pitfalls

Do you want to learn how to analyze learning? In this first post of a two-part series, Jake Zureich discusses common pitfalls when …

The role of exploratory analyses in accounting research

Developing theory after collecting data is problematic because the theoretical predictions are post hoc. However, does that imply that …