The Contingent Valuation Method: Retrospect and Prospect
AbstractThis paper explores the contingent valuation method for environmental valuation. Issues are raised over the validity of the approach as a method of assessing the underlying preferences of individuals. An alternative interpretation is given to the method as a means of exploring underlying motivation in a rich vein of social psychological research.
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stated preferences; environmental values; social psychology;
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