Behavioral empirics and field experiments

Maria Ibanez, Bradley R. Staats

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Abstract

As the study of behavioral operations continues to grow, an increasing number of researchers are turning to the field (e.g. conducting observational studies or natural or field experiments) to push deeper in order to find the answers to relevant behavioral questions. Field data can bring richness to any study seeking to explain real-world phenomena and can complement lab experiments. This not only creates the potential for additional insight but also helps to overcome methodological challenges (while at the same time adding new challenges). By turning to the field, it is possible to expand the scope of behavioral operations management such that it continues to build theory that is both rigorous and relevant. Altogether we hope this chapter would aid behavioral operations management scholars in utilizing a variety of empirical approaches to conduct research that utilizes field data to advance scholarship and practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Behavioral Operations
Publisherwiley
Pages121-147
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781119138341
ISBN (Print)9781119138303
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Behavioral operations management
Empirics
Field experiment
Lab experiment
Natural experiment
Observational study
Behavioral operations

Keywords

  • Econometrics
  • Empirical
  • External validity
  • Field
  • Field experiments
  • Fieldwork
  • Methodological challenges
  • Natural experiments
  • Observational studies
  • Regression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Ibanez, M., & Staats, B. R. (2019). Behavioral empirics and field experiments. In The Handbook of Behavioral Operations (pp. 121-147). wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119138341.ch4
Ibanez, Maria ; Staats, Bradley R. / Behavioral empirics and field experiments. The Handbook of Behavioral Operations. wiley, 2019. pp. 121-147
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