Survey Experiments


February 8, 2023


Some of the techniques we discussed last week to reduce sensitivity bias were survey experiments. A survey experiment uses random assignment to administer different pieces of information to respondents, and then compares changes in response to a common outcome. This week, we formalize the potential outcomes framework as a way to establish functional relationships in a model. This framework is useful to understand what we can learn in experiments, survey experiments included.

The lab explores the properties of some commonly used survey experimental designs.




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Survey experimental designs