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A Gricean analysis of understanding in economic experiments

Martin Jones

Journal of Economic Methodology, 2007, vol. 14, issue 2, 167-185

Abstract: Understanding is an issue of crucial importance in economic experiments. Different ideas of how to achieve full understanding have resulted in disparate and contradictory recommendations on the correct methods for economic experiments. It is argued that a more systematic approach is necessary based on the linguistic theories of pragmatics put forward by Grice. This provides resources for assessing understanding in practical experiments. JEL classification: B41

Keywords: Grice; experiments; understanding; B41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007
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DOI: 10.1080/13501780701394078

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