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Social Desirability and Environmental Valuation.

Author: Tobias Boerger
Publisher: Frankfurt : Lang, Peter, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2012.
Series: Hohenheimer volkswirtschaftliche Schriften, Bd. 66.
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Socially desirable responding (SDR) is an often-reported source of bias in survey interviews. This title describes the tendency of a respondent to answer in a way that is socially desirable rather  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Boerger, Tobias.
Social Desirability and Environmental Valuation.
Frankfurt : Lang, Peter, GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tobias Boerger
ISBN: 9783653015836 3653015839
OCLC Number: 818875318
Description: 1 online resource (271 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Table of contents; I. List of figures; II. List of tables; III. Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Introduction; 1.1. Motivation and objective of the study; 1.2. Outline of the study; Chapter 2 The economic valuation of environmental goods; 2.1. Measuring environmental values; 2.1.1. Total economic value (TEV); 2.1.2. Environmental values in neoclassical welfare theory; 2.1.3. Environmental valuation in practice; 2.2. The contingent valuation method; 2.2.1. Details of the CVM interview and questionnaire design; 2.2.2. Econometric approaches to assess environmental values. 2.2.3. Contingent valuation in China2.3. Summary; Chapter 3 Social desirability; 3.1. Outline of the chapter; 3.2. Socially desirable responding; 3.2.1. The concept of socially desirable responding; 3.2.2. SDR research in psychology --
in search of a measurement tool; 3.2.3. SDR research in sociology --
to what extent does SDR bias survey results?; 3.2.4. The role of social and environmental norms; 3.3. The three-factor model to measure incentives for SDR; 3.3.1. Response behavior as rational choice; 3.3.2. The three-factor model of desirable responding; 3.4. Summary. Chapter 4 The role of SDR in CVM4.1. Outline of the chapter; 4.2. Socially desirable responding and the CVM; 4.3. The effects of SDR on WTP statements; 4.4. Summary; Chapter 5 Empirical application; 5.1. Deforestation and rubber monocultures in Xishuangbanna, SW China; 5.1.1. Study area, the environmental problem and the LILAC project; 5.1.2. The subproject ECON A: A CVM survey in Jinghong; 5.1.3. The research design; 5.1.4. Caveats for survey research in China; 5.2. Measurement of the relevant variables; 5.2.1. Measuring need for social approval; 5.2.2. Measuring anonymity. 5.2.3. Measuring trait desirability5.2.4. Calculation of the SDR variable; 5.3. General results of the contingent valuation survey; 5.3.1. Demographic characteristics of the sample population; 5.3.2. Overall determinants of WTP; 5.4. Analysis of the relationship of SDR and WTP; 5.5. Discussion of the empirical results; Chapter 6 Summary and concluding remarks; 7. References; 8. Appendix: The full questionnaire.
Series Title: Hohenheimer volkswirtschaftliche Schriften, Bd. 66.

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