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Visual attention and attribute attendance in multi-attribute choice experiments

Balcombe, K., Fraser, I. and McSorley, E. (2015) Visual attention and attribute attendance in multi-attribute choice experiments. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 30 (3). pp. 447-467. ISSN 1099-1255

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1002/jae.2383

Abstract/Summary

Decision strategies in multi-attribute Choice Experiments are investigated using eye-tracking. The visual attention towards, and attendance of, attributes is examined. Stated attendance is found to diverge substantively from visual attendance of attributes. However, stated and visual attendance are shown to be informative, non-overlapping sources of information about respondent utility functions when incorporated into model estimation. Eye-tracking also reveals systematic nonattendance of attributes only by a minority of respondents. Most respondents visually attend most attributes most of the time. We find no compelling evidence that the level of attention is related to respondent certainty, or that higher or lower value attributes receive more or less attention

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Economic and Social Sciences Division > Food Economics and Marketing (FEM)
ID Code:34975
Publisher:Wiley

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