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How to pick up the truemeaning of messages exchanged in the laboratory is an important issue forexperimental research. The present study investigates, by experimentallycomparing self- and third-party evaluations, to what extent self-evaluations bymessage receivers can be relied on. After standard public-good game, subjectsreceive a free-form written message evaluating their decision and self-evaluate its content from their counterparts. Third-party evaluators also evaluate thecontent independently. A comparison between both evaluations shows that asignificant proportion of them agree. Firm evidence of a self-serving bias cannotbe found.

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Self-Evaluation, Third-Party Evaluation, Self-Serving Bias

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Kumakawa, T. 2015 An Experimental Comparison between Self- and Third-Party Evaluations. Theoretical Economics Letters, 5, 453-457. doi: 10.4236-tel.2015.54053.





Author: Takehisa Kumakawa

Source: http://www.scirp.org/



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