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

Potoglou, Dimitris ORCID:, Burge, P., Flynn, T., Netten, A., Malley, J., Forder, J. and Brazier, J. E. 2011. Best-worst scaling vs. discrete choice experiments: An empirical comparison using social care data. Social Science & Medicine 72 (10) , pp. 1717-1727. 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.03.027

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This paper presents empirical findings from the comparison between two principal preference elicitation techniques: discretechoice experiments and profile-based best–worstscaling. Best–worstscaling involves less cognitive burden for respondents and provides more information than traditional “pick-one” tasks asked in discretechoice experiments. However, there is lack of empirical evidence on how best–worstscaling compares to discretechoice experiments. This empiricalcomparison between discretechoice experiments and best–worstscaling was undertaken as part of the Outcomes of SocialCare for Adults project, England, which aims to develop a weighted measure of socialcare outcomes. The findings show that preference weights from best–worstscaling and discretechoice 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
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: UK; Best–worstscaling; Discretechoice experiments; Stated choice; Discretechoice models; Socialcare; Socialcare outcomes; Quality of life
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0277-9536
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 09:42

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