Experimental Research in Marketing
Hernandez, J., Basso, K., & Brandão, M. (March 2014). Experimental Research in Marketing. Brazilian Journal Of Marketing, 13(2).
20 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2015
Date Written: March 10, 2014
Considering the growing number of scientific studies published in the marketing field and the development of unique theories of the area (Hunt, 2010), using experimental designs seems increasingly appropriate to investigate marketing phenomena. This article aims to discuss the main elements in conducting experimental studies and also to stimulate researchers to adopt this research method. Several international journals (e.g., JCR, JCP, JMR, JR, JBR) have been publishing articles based on experiments that not only demonstrate a relationship between two events, but also elucidate how they occur by means of mediation and moderation analyses. This article intents to be a roadmap for novice researchers on how to conduct experiments and to offer new perspectives in experimental research for experienced researchers.
Keywords: Experimental Design; Marketing Research; Consumer Behavior Research; Causal Relationships.
JEL Classification: M1, M31, C44
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