Data for the paper "App-based experiments"

Published: 4 August 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/grw74bp3p3.1


The data presented in this study have been collected through a combination of laboratory experiments and app-based experiments in which university students participated. In the paper, we elicit and compare behaviors in the laboratory and on a smartphone application that we developed for the study. Our participant pool consists of university students who are subjected to identical incentives and selection criteria. Behavior is similar across samples in measures of attitudes towards risk, effort, cognitive ability, strategic reasoning, trust, and lying aversion. Additionally, participants show comparable beliefs about the actions of the other players. We also identify certain quantitative differences between the two groups. Specifically, subjects using the app donate more in the dictator game, are faster, and show less consistency. These findings show the potential of using smartphone applications to organize experiments, and emphasize the importance of a clear and simple interface in this environment.


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Social Sciences, Economics, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Economic Psychology