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Virtual world experimentation: An exploratory study

Thomas Chesney (), Swee-Hoon Chuah () and Robert Hoffmann ()
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Thomas Chesney: Nottingham University Business School

Occasional Papers from Industrial Economics Division

Abstract: We explore the scientific potential of virtual worlds for experimental economists. In particular, we report the results of a series of virtual world experiments designed to examine the suitability of (a) users as subjects and (b) the computer interface as an experimental platform. Formal results and informal observations from the sessions are discussed in terms of the methodological opportunities and challenges of virtual experimentation generally.

Keywords: virtual worlds; laboratory experiments; human values survey (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C72 C88 C99 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007-12-09
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