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Testing Temporal Reliability and Carry-over Effect: The Role of Correlated Responses in Test-retest Reliability Studies

  • K. McConnell*

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  • I. Strand
  • Sebastián Valdés

Test-retest studies help establish the reliability of contingent valuation (CV) responses but must confront the problem that the initial response may influence subsequent responses, and thus weaken conclusions. We develop a model that tests the influence of heterogeneous preferences and previous responses. By estimating a model of sportfishing, we show that correlation between answers to a CV question is induced by heterogeneous preferences. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

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Article provided by Springer & European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in its journal Environmental and Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 12 (1998)
Issue (Month): 3 (October)
Pages: 357-374

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Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:12:y:1998:i:3:p:357-374
DOI: 10.1023/A:1008264922331
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