Redesigning Environmental Valuation: Mixing Methods Within Stated Preference Techniques

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 202 pages
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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Contents

2 Need for public consultation and stated preference
11
methods and challenges
19
4 Qualitative methods
31
Part II Analysing the results of mixing method studies
49
Introduction
51
5 Interpreting stated preference responses
53
6 Investigating sensitivity to scope
98
Part III Extending the role of the groupbased approach
117
Introduction
119
7 Constructing better preferences?
121
8 Communal nature of stated preference
149
Conclusion
167
9 Evaluating and redesigning stated preference valuation
169
References
177
Index
195
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