Lab vs online experiments: No differences


We ran an experiment to study whether not controlling, or the lack of control, of the experimental environment has an effect on experimental results. Subjects were recruited following standard procedures and randomly assigned to complete the experiment online or in the laboratory. The experimental design is otherwise identical between conditions. The results suggest that there are no differences between conditions, except for a larger percentage of online subjects who donate nothing in the Dictator Game.

Keywords: CTB, experiments, Time preferences