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Title: A Comparison of Conjoint Analysis Response Formats

Author: Boyle, Kevin J.; Holmes, Thomas P.; Teisl, Mario F.; Roe, Brian;

Date: 2001

Source: Amer. J. Agr. Econ. 83(2) (May 2001): 441-454

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: A split-sample design is used to evaluate the convergent validity of three response formats used in conjoint analysis experiments. WC investigate whether recoding rating data to rankings and choose-one formats, and recoding ranking data to choose one. result in structural models and welfare estimates that are statistically indistinguishable from estimates based on ranking or choose-one questions. Our results indicate that convergent validity of ratings, ranks, and choose one is not established. in addition, WC: find that people frequently use "ties" in responses to rating questions. and that the option not to choose any of the alternatives ("opt-out") affects some preference estimates.

Keywords: conjoint analysis. convergent validity. forest valuation. hicksian surplus

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Boyle, Kevin J.; Holmes, Thomas P.; Teisl, Mario F.; Roe, Brian 2001. A Comparison of Conjoint Analysis Response Formats. Amer. J. Agr. Econ. 83(2) (May 2001): 441-454


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