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Title: Examining labelling effects within discrete choice experiments: An application to recreational site choice
Authors: Doherty, Edel
Campbell, Danny
Hynes, Stephen
van, Rensburg Tom
Contact Email: danny.campbell@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Discrete choice experiments
Processing strategies
Discrete mixtures
Rural and urban comparison
Outdoor recreation
Welfare estimates
Issue Date: Aug-2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Doherty E, Campbell D, Hynes S & van Rensburg T (2013) Examining labelling effects within discrete choice experiments: An application to recreational site choice, Journal of Environmental Management, 125, pp. 94-104.
Abstract: Data from a discrete choice experiment aimed at eliciting the demand for recreational walking trails on farmland in Ireland is used to explore whether some respondents reach their choices solely on the basis of the alternative's label. To investigate this, this paper exploits a discrete mixtures approach that also encompasses continuous distributions to reflect the heterogeneity in preferences for the attributes and alternatives. We find evidence that a proportion of respondents choose on the basis of the label only and that differences emerge between rural and urban respondents. We provide a number of alternative explanations for why this may occur. Results highlight a large impact on welfare measures when we accommodate the fact that a proportion of respondents choose on the basis of the label only.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/20449
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.03.056
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Affiliation: National University of Ireland - Galway
Economics
National University of Ireland - Galway
National University of Ireland - Galway

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