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Practical issues in conducting a discrete choice experiment

Ryan, Mandy, Gerard, Karen and Watson, Verity (2008) Practical issues in conducting a discrete choice experiment In, Ryan, Mandy, Gerard, Karen and Amaya-Amaya, Mabel (eds.) Using Discrete Choice Experiments to Value Health and Health Care. Dordrecht, NL, Springer pp. 73-97. (The Economics of Non-Market Goods and Resources, 11). (doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-5753-3_3).

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This chapter walks the reader through the stages of a discrete choice experiment (DCE) application drawing on concepts introduced in Chapters 1 and 2. A case study eliciting women’s preferences for prenatal screening is used to illustrate the points (Ryan et al., 2005). It should be noted that this data was collected several years ago, and therefore adopted old methods of experimental design. The sample size is also small.We have chosen it because it demonstrates nicely the many potential uses of a DCE, it addressed a policy-relevant question at the time, and it represents one of the few studies in health economics where the scientists (geneticists) worked with the evaluators (economists) and implementers (obstetricians) to look at development, evaluation and implementation of prenatal screening programmes.

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Published date: 2008
Additional Information: ISSN: 1571-487X


Local EPrints ID: 161613
ISBN: 1402040822
PURE UUID: bb288210-fae6-49c8-8c44-92419bf63999

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:33

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Author: Mandy Ryan
Author: Karen Gerard
Author: Verity Watson
Editor: Mandy Ryan
Editor: Karen Gerard
Editor: Mabel Amaya-Amaya

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