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.

Discrete choice experiments, Meta regression analysis, Response rates, Survey design,
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