Laboratory Experiments

Thomas R. Palfrey

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548477
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Laboratory Experiments

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This article discusses four kinds of political science experiments that use the political theory/formal theory approach. These are committee decision-making, elections and candidate competition, information aggregation, and voter turnout and participation games. Each kind of experiment is examined in detail.

Keywords: experiments; political science; political theory approach; formal theory approach; committee decision-making; elections and candidate competition; information aggregation; voter turnout and participation games

Article.  10475 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Political Methodology ; Comparative Politics

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