Maximizing the Contribution of JDM-Style Experiments in Accounting

Kathryn Kadous, Yuepin Zhou

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This chapter considers the use of Judgment and decision-making (JDM) experiments in accounting. It begins with a description of the purpose and goals of JDM experiments in accounting. The bulk of the chapter discusses critical issues in designing and implementing JDM-style experiments. Our primary goal is to provide advice about designing and implementing JDM-style experiments in ways that will maximize a study’s likelihood of success and its contribution to the accounting literature. We identify five steps that will help JDM researchers identify meaningful research questions and address them in ways that allow generalization to the problem of interest and beyond. A key theme is that impactful research requires significant planning and pre-work.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Behavioural Accounting Research
EditorsTheresa Libby, Linda Thorne
ISBN (Electronic)9781315710129
ISBN (Print)9781138890664
StatePublished - Nov 2017

Publication series

NameRoutledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting


  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Experiments
  • Methodology


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