Political scientists debate the Montana experiment

Following Melissa Michelson’s post over the weekend, here are a range of views about the Montana experiment, from defense to condemnation.

All links and posts at The New West reflect the opinions of the authors only; they do not represent the opinions of the Western Political Science Association as an organization.

Paul Gronke of Reed College on the study’s ethical shortcomings

Benjamin Lauderdale of LSE proposes a “thought experiment”

Chris Blattman of Columbia University explores the relationship between research and real-world outcomes.

Thomas Leeper defends the experiment

John Patty explains the tradeoffs and gains of social science research

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