A Gricean analysis of understanding in economic experiments

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    Understanding is an issue of crucial importance in economic experiments. Different ideas of how to achieve full understanding have resulted in disparate and contradictory recommendations on the correct methods for economic experiments. It is argued that a more systematic approach is necessary based on the linguistic theories of pragmatics put forward by Grice. This provides resources for assessing understanding in practical experiments.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)167
    Number of pages185
    JournalJournal of Economic Methodology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


    • Grice
    • Experiments
    • Understanding


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