Redesigning Environmental Valuation: Mixing Methods Within Stated Preference Techniques
In an area where feelings often run high, the author has produced a judicious assessment of the challenges to placing a value on environmental goods without a clear market value. Thoughtfully written, Redesigning Environmental Valuation draws on research
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4 Qualitative methods
Part II Analysing the results of mixing method studies
5 Interpreting stated preference responses
6 Investigating sensitivity to scope
Part III Extending the role of the groupbased approach
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Page 15 - Focus group" is a fancy name for a simple concept: "[A] focus group can be defined as a carefully planned discussion designed to obtain perceptions on a defined area of interest in a permissive, non-threatening environment.