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Investigating Internet and Mail Implementation of Stated-Preference Surveys While Controlling for Differences in Sample Frames

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Boyle, K and Morrison, M and Hatton MacDonald, D and Duncan, R and Rose, J, Investigating Internet and Mail Implementation of Stated-Preference Surveys While Controlling for Differences in Sample Frames, Environmental and Resource Economics, 64, (3) pp. 401-419. ISSN 0924-6460 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht

DOI: doi:10.1007/s10640-015-9876-2

Abstract

The increasing use of internet surveys for stated preference studies raises questions about the effect of the survey mode on welfare estimates. A number of studies have conducted convergent validity investigations that compare the use of the internet with other survey implementation modes such as mail, telephone and in-person. All, but one, of these comparison studies is confounded different sample frames for the different modes of survey implementation. In this study we investigate differences in internet and mail survey modes holding the sample frame constant. This is done in the context of a choice-modelling study of improvements in the RiverMurray inAustralia.We also investigate sample frame holding the survey mode (mail) constant.We find that survey mode (internet vs. mail) influences welfare estimates, and the internet welfare estimates are about 78% of the mail welfare estimates on average. There is not a significant effect of sample frame (internet panel vs. postal addresses) on welfare estimates for implementation of a mail survey.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied Economics
Research Field:Environment and Resource Economics
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Objective Field:Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection
Author:Hatton MacDonald, D (Associate Professor Darla Hatton MacDonald)
ID Code:103099
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Deposited On:2015-09-21
Last Modified:2017-11-22
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