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Det politologiske eksperiment: hvorfor, hvornår og hvordan?

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  • Department of Political Science

Experiments are based on the same logic as many other methods in political science. The ideal way to study the effect of an independent variable is to ensure that it varies systematically while other variables are held constant. The special characteristic of experiments is that the researcher not only is able to observe and measure the variables. He controls how they vary. This means that experiments can help alleviate tough problems with control for irrelevant variables, with measurements and with endogeneity. This article explains when experiments are useful and even necessary, and provides advice on how experiments can be carried out.

Original languageDanish
JournalPolitica - Tidsskrift for politisk videnskab
Pages (from-to)275-293
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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