Experiments in International Relations: Lab, Survey, and Field

Posted: 12 May 2015

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Susan D. Hyde

University of California, Berkeley

Date Written: May 2015


At conferences, at seminars, and on political science blogs, the potential utility of experimental methods for international relations (IR) research continues to be a hotly contested topic. Given the recent rise in creative applications of experimental methods, now is a useful moment to reflect more generally on the potential value of experiments to study international affairs, how these inherently micro-level methods can shed light on bigger-picture questions, what has been learned already, what goals are probably out of reach, and how various research agendas in IR might productively incorporate experiments.

Suggested Citation

Hyde, Susan D., Experiments in International Relations: Lab, Survey, and Field (May 2015). Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 18, pp. 403-424, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2605405 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-polisci-020614-094854

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