How Portable Is Level‐0 Behavior? A Test of Level‐k Theory in Games With Non‐Neutral Frames
Shaun Hargreaves Heap
David Rojo Arjona
Robert Sugden
2381/44091
https://leicester.figshare.com/articles/How_Portable_Is_Level_0_Behavior_A_Test_of_Level_k_Theory_in_Games_With_Non_Neutral_Frames/10240607
We test the portability of level‐0 assumptions in level‐k theory in an experimental investigation of behavior in Coordination, Discoordination, and Hide and Seek games with common, non‐neutral frames. Assuming that level‐0 behavior depends only on the frame, we derive hypotheses that are independent of prior assumptions about salience. Those hypotheses are not confirmed. Our findings contrast with previous research which has fitted parameterized level‐k models to Hide and Seek data. We show that, as a criterion of successful explanation, the existence of a plausible model that replicates the main patterns in these data has a high probability of false positives.
2019-05-14 14:56:02
Social Sciences
Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Economics
Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications
Social Sciences, Mathematical Methods
Statistics & Probability
Business & Economics
Mathematics
Mathematical Methods In Social Sciences
Level-k theory
Hide and Seek
coordination
discoordination
FOCAL POINTS
SALIENCE
MODELS