Internet-based experiments: prospects and possibilities for behavioral research

J. Hunton, S. Bryant, D. Stone

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Abstract

The emerging technology of Internet-based experiments offers behavioral accounting research (BAR) new possibilities for obtaining large sample sizes, providing world-wide access to previously hard-to-reach participants (e.g., CFOs, audit partners, and financial analysts) and exploring new research questions. However, the validity characteristics of Internet-based experiments differ from previous BAR technologies. Herein, we review existing BAR Internet-based experiments, describe how to create and run Internet-based experiments, overview emerging literature on the validity of Internet-based experiments, and highlight several areas where the use of Internet-based experimentation offers accounting behavioral researchers new possibilities for exploring previously uninvestigated research questions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-129
JournalBehavioral Research in Accounting
Volume16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004

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