Experiments in Public Management Research

Jens Blom-Hansen, Rebecca Morton, Søren Serritzlew

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    ABSTRACT: This article argues that experimental methods are underused in public management research. This is lamentable, since this research field faces especially severe endogeneity problems. We introduce five different experimental designs together with a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses in public management research: lab, survey, field, natural, and quasi-experiments. We also discuss whether experiments are low on external validity. This objection is often raised, but we think it is false.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)151-170
    Number of pages20
    JournalInternational Public Management Journal
    Volume18
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 3 2015

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    Public management
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    External validity
    Experimental design
    Natural experiment
    Experimental method
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    • Business and International Management
    • Public Administration

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    Experiments in Public Management Research. / Blom-Hansen, Jens; Morton, Rebecca; Serritzlew, Søren.

    In: International Public Management Journal, Vol. 18, No. 2, 03.04.2015, p. 151-170.

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    Blom-Hansen, Jens ; Morton, Rebecca ; Serritzlew, Søren. / Experiments in Public Management Research. In: International Public Management Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 151-170.
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