Conducting Experiments in Public Management Research: A Practical Guide
International Public Management Journal. Special Issue: Experiments in Public Management Research, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp. 323-342. doi:10.1080/10967494.2015.1024905
Posted: 5 Sep 2015 Last revised: 19 Sep 2015
Date Written: March 11, 2015
This article provides advice on how to meet the practical challenges of experimental methods within public management research. We focus on lab, field, and survey experiments. For each of these types of experiments we outline the major challenges and limitations encountered when implementing experiments in practice and discuss tips, standards, and common mistakes to avoid. The article is multi-authored in order to benefit from the practical lessons drawn by a number of experimental researchers.
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