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The Price of Behavioral Science

Empirical evidence in the behavioral sciences often comes from experiments human participants. Researchers can generate better evidence by conducting more studies and using bigger samples. But when participants are paid, collecting evidence requires …

Consumers of Experimental Observations: Understanding How Experimental Costs Affect Sample Size and Composition

Experimental samples that are too small to detect true effects have plagued the behavioral sciences for years. At best, these so-called underpowered studies provide weak evidence for measured effects. At worst, they add false positive results to the …

The Effect of Links and Excerpts on Internet News Consumption

Internet news sites often excerpt content from and link to competing news outlets. On the one hand, links and excerpts can make the excerpting site more attractive, potentially stealing traffic from the sites it links to. On the other hand, …