experiments

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 discussed common pitfalls when comparing learning curves using an illustrative example.

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 all exploratory analyses are pointless? In this post, Jeremy Bentley explains that exploratory analyses can still add value even when researchers prefer to pre-commit to ex-ante theoretical predictions.

Running your experiment on MTurk

With the increasing popularity of online experiments, many have asked us for advice on how to conduct experiments on Amazon's Mechanical Turk. In this post, Christian Peters provides a hands-on guide.

Are experiments that recruit from online subject pools field experiments or laboratory experiments?

Experiments that recruit from online participants pools such as MTurk and Prolific have become increasingly popular over the past two decades. However, since scholars have referred to such experiments as both laboratory and field experiments, which classification should we use?

Choosing the right participants for your experiment

Choosing the right participant pool for your experiment is challenging. Which experiments require professional participants? Does it matter whether you recruit students or online participants? In this post, Jeremy Bentley explains his approach to participant pool selection.

Introduction to oTree (Part 5) - Running your oTree app on MTurk

We are happy to announce the fifth video in a five-part series of introduction videos about oTree, which is an open-source platform for behavioral research. In this fifth video, Victor van Pelt shows how to run your oTree application on Amazon's Mechanical Turk.

Why PEQs do not provide the best process evidence

Post-experimental questionnaires (PEQs) are a popular means of obtaining process evidence in experimental research. However, are they the best method for obtaining such evidence?

The best time to pick up oTree (to design interactive experiments) is now!

Over the past few months, oTree has undergone changes making it much easier to design your (online) interactive experiment. Find out what changed!

Introduction to oTree (Part 4) - Hosting your oTree app

We are happy to announce the fourth video in a five-part series of introduction videos about oTree, which is an open-source platform for behavioral research. In this fourth video, Christian Peters shows how to deploy your oTree experiment to a server.

Introduction to oTree (Part 3) - Building Your First oTree App

We are happy to announce the third video in a five-part series of introduction videos about oTree, which is an open-source platform for behavioral research. In this third video, Victor van Pelt shows how to build your first oTree experiment.