This paper uses meta-regression analysis to test how aspects of discrete choice experiment (DCE) study design influence survey response rates. DCEs are a survey-based method used to elicit preferences for health and health care and are prone to survey errors of coverage, sampling, non-response and measurement. However, research on DCE response rates is lacking. Our analysis is motivated by a social exchange theory of survey response. We find that DCE response rates are related to the survey's cognitive burden and the relevance to the surveyed population.

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Health Economics
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Watson, V, Becker, F, & de Bekker-Grob, E.W. (2016). Discrete Choice Experiment Response Rates: A Meta-analysis. Health Economics. doi:10.1002/hec.3354