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Joshua Gubler

Considering the Political Consequences of Comparative Politics Experiments



In this chapter, we argue that regardless of one’s motivations, manipulations from political science experiments have political consequences and we are best served in answering the necessary ethical questions about these consequences if we are able to consider them, and their costs and benefits, systematically. We propose a set of guidelines to assist researchers in this systematic consideration.

Book chapter in Scott Desposato, ed. Ethics and Experiments: Problems and Solutions for Social Scientists and Policy Professionals. New York: Routledge, pp 171-182.