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Increased Realism at Lower Cost: The Case for the Hybrid Experiment

  • Delia Dumitrescu (a1) and André Blais (a1)


We propose an experimental design particularly adapted to the study of individual behavior in collective action situations. The experimental protocol improves on the artificiality that is commonly present in lab and survey experiments to achieve a closer replication of the real-life conditions of such decisions while avoiding the high costs associated with field experiments. We exemplify this design by means of a study on strategic voting in elections.



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