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This paper uses meta-regression analysis to test how aspects of discrete choice experiment (DCE) study design influence survey response rates. DCEs are a survey-based method used to elicit preferences for health and health care and are prone to survey errors of coverage, sampling, non-response and measurement. However, research on DCE response rates is lacking. Our analysis is motivated by a social exchange theory of survey response. We find that DCE response rates are related to the survey's cognitive burden and the relevance to the surveyed population. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Journal article


Health Econ

Publication Date





810 - 817


discrete choice experiments, meta regression analysis, response rates, survey design, Choice Behavior, Cognition, Delivery of Health Care, Humans, Regression Analysis, Research Design, Surveys and Questionnaires