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Best-worst scaling vs. discrete choice experiments: an empirical comparison using social care data

Potoglu, D., Burge, P., Flynn, T. N., Netten, Ann, Malley, Juliette, Forder, Julien, Wall, B. and Brazier, J. (2011) Best-worst scaling vs. discrete choice experiments: an empirical comparison using social care data. Social Science and Medicine, 72 (10). pp. 1717-1727. ISSN 0277-9536

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Abstract

This paper presents empirical findings from the comparison between two principal preference elicitation techniques: discrete choice experiments and profile-based best-worst scaling. Best-worst scaling involves less cognitive burden for respondents and provides more information than traditional "pick-one" tasks asked in discrete choice experiments. However, there is lack of empirical evidence on how best-worst scaling compares to discrete choice experiments. This empirical comparison between discrete choice experiments and best-worst scaling was undertaken as part of the Outcomes of Social Care for Adults project, which aims to develop a weighted measure of social care outcomes. The findings show that preference weights from best-worst scaling and discrete choice experiments do reveal similar patterns in preferences and in the majority of cases preference weights – when normalised/rescaled - are not significantly different.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.elsevier.com/02779536/social-scien...
Additional Information: © 2011 Elsevier
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2011 10:20
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/32627/

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