Laboratory experiments have been often replaced by online experiments in the last decade. This trend has been reinforced when academic and research work based on physical interaction had to be suspended due to restrictions imposed to limit the spread of Covid-19. Therefore, data quality and results from web experiments have become an issue which is currently investigated. Are there significant differences between lab experiments and online findings? We contribute to this debate via an experiment aimed at comparing results from a novel online protocol with traditional laboratory settings, using the same pool of participants. We find that participants in our experiment behave in a similar way across settings and that there are at best weakly significant and quantitatively small differences in behavior observed using our online protocol and physical laboratory setting.

Lab-like findings from online experiments / Di Cagno, Daniela Teresa; Buso, Irene Maria; Ferrari, Lorenzo; Marazzi, Francesca; Loré, Luisa; Panaccione, Luca; Spadoni, Lorenzo; Larocca, Vittorio. - In: JOURNAL OF THE ECONOMIC SCIENCE ASSOCIATION. - ISSN 2199-6784. - 7(2021), pp. 184-193. [10.1007/s40881-021-00114-8]

Lab-like findings from online experiments

Daniela Di Cagno;Buso Irene;Ferrari Lorenzo;Marazzi Francesca;Panaccione Luca;Spadoni Lorenzo;Vittorio Larocca
2021

Abstract

Laboratory experiments have been often replaced by online experiments in the last decade. This trend has been reinforced when academic and research work based on physical interaction had to be suspended due to restrictions imposed to limit the spread of Covid-19. Therefore, data quality and results from web experiments have become an issue which is currently investigated. Are there significant differences between lab experiments and online findings? We contribute to this debate via an experiment aimed at comparing results from a novel online protocol with traditional laboratory settings, using the same pool of participants. We find that participants in our experiment behave in a similar way across settings and that there are at best weakly significant and quantitatively small differences in behavior observed using our online protocol and physical laboratory setting.
Methodology, Experiments, Lab-like data, Covid-19
Lab-like findings from online experiments / Di Cagno, Daniela Teresa; Buso, Irene Maria; Ferrari, Lorenzo; Marazzi, Francesca; Loré, Luisa; Panaccione, Luca; Spadoni, Lorenzo; Larocca, Vittorio. - In: JOURNAL OF THE ECONOMIC SCIENCE ASSOCIATION. - ISSN 2199-6784. - 7(2021), pp. 184-193. [10.1007/s40881-021-00114-8]
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