70-386 Behavioral Decision Making. Lecture 17: WEIRD Subjects. Paper Presentation. Administrative. Tuesday: Nudges and policy issues (policy ≠ political) Final Exam Thursday FCEs Currently 8/13 of you responded.
Lecture 17: WEIRD Subjects
Standard inference using experiments requires a few things but two in particular:
Point (1) is what is normally the focus of discussion, since it’s often hard to do.
But (2) is often a big limitation that no one talks about.
Yes, I’m weird. (as if there was really a question…)
Almost everything we know about social science is based on WEIRD subjects.
Henrich, Heine, & Norenzayan (2010) presents a meta study on many of the findings we’ve discussed