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Survey mode effects on valuation of environmental goods.

Bell J, Huber J, Viscusi WK - Int J Environ Res Public Health (2011)

Bottom Line: This article evaluates the effect of the choice of survey recruitment mode on the value of water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams.The modes differ in terms of the representativeness of the samples, non-response rates, sample selection effects, and consistency of responses.The national Internet panel has the most desirable properties with respect to performance on the four important survey dimensions of interest.

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Affiliation: Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA. jbb@duke.edu

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This article evaluates the effect of the choice of survey recruitment mode on the value of water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams. Four different modes are compared: bringing respondents to one central location after phone recruitment, mall intercepts in two states, national phone-mail survey, and an Internet survey with a national, probability-based panel. The modes differ in terms of the representativeness of the samples, non-response rates, sample selection effects, and consistency of responses. The article also shows that the estimated value of water quality can differ substantially depending on the survey mode. The national Internet panel has the most desirable properties with respect to performance on the four important survey dimensions of interest.

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Text of water quality survey question.
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f2-ijerph-08-01222: Text of water quality survey question.

Mentions: Figure 2 shows the text of a representative question. Respondents first choose one of the two regions. Based on the individual response, the survey then alters the choice comparison to make the choices more equally valued, where the overall objective is to find the point of indifference between the two regions.


Survey mode effects on valuation of environmental goods.

Bell J, Huber J, Viscusi WK - Int J Environ Res Public Health (2011)

Text of water quality survey question.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3118886&req=5

f2-ijerph-08-01222: Text of water quality survey question.
Mentions: Figure 2 shows the text of a representative question. Respondents first choose one of the two regions. Based on the individual response, the survey then alters the choice comparison to make the choices more equally valued, where the overall objective is to find the point of indifference between the two regions.

Bottom Line: This article evaluates the effect of the choice of survey recruitment mode on the value of water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams.The modes differ in terms of the representativeness of the samples, non-response rates, sample selection effects, and consistency of responses.The national Internet panel has the most desirable properties with respect to performance on the four important survey dimensions of interest.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA. jbb@duke.edu

ABSTRACT
This article evaluates the effect of the choice of survey recruitment mode on the value of water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams. Four different modes are compared: bringing respondents to one central location after phone recruitment, mall intercepts in two states, national phone-mail survey, and an Internet survey with a national, probability-based panel. The modes differ in terms of the representativeness of the samples, non-response rates, sample selection effects, and consistency of responses. The article also shows that the estimated value of water quality can differ substantially depending on the survey mode. The national Internet panel has the most desirable properties with respect to performance on the four important survey dimensions of interest.

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