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The Role of Focus Groups in Designing a Contingent Valuation Survey to Measure the Benefits of Hazardous Waste Management Regulations
This report describes the development of a contingent valuation questionaire for measuring the benefits of reducing hazaradous waste risks. Along the way, it provides some insights about three key activities that were undertaken to aid the questionnaire development process: focus groups, field pretests, and videotaped interviews. In general, the authors tried to describe each of these activities in some detail and to evaluate their relative effectiveness. In effect, this report tells the authors' experiences--both bad and good--in charting the course of a contingent valuation questionnaire for valuing risk changes through some unfamiliar waters.
1. Benefits Analysis
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference - Contingent ValuationEnvironmental Media:
c. Land - Solid Waste/RCRA
c. Land - Superfund/CERCLAAuthors:
Desvousges, William H.
Smith, V. Kerry
Brown, Diane H.
Pate, D. KirkEPA Project Officer/ Manager:
Fisher, AnnGeographic Area:Study Purpose: Empirical Application, Methodology Development & Evaluation
- Participating Organizations
Research Triangle Institute Address:
City: Rsearch Triangle Park State: NC ZIP:
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy Planning and Evaluation, Economic Analysis Division Address:
City: State: ZIP:
- Report Details
FinalDate: 12/01/1984Number of Pages: 178Grant/Contract #: 68-01-6595
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