Stated Preference Seminars Group

HERU Stated Preference Group

The Methods of Benefit Valuation theme hosts monthly seminars on ongoing stated preference research. These seminars offer a setting to present and get feedback on stated preference research at all stages– from early conception and piloting to results.

Presentations are typically made by researchers and graduate students at the University of Aberdeen on the topic of stated preference research methods. We occasionally host researchers and PhD students from other Universities.

Stated Preference Seminars are open to anyone to attend and usually take place in the Polwarth Building on a Friday afternoon. The 2020 schedule is given below, followed by previous schedules. 

The Stated Preference Seminars are on hold until further notice.


The Methods of Benefit Valuation theme ran a half-day Stated Preference Conference on Wednesday 9th July 2014 in the Suttie Centre at Foresterhill. Details of the programme and some photographs from the day are available.


2020 Programme

  • 17 January – Alistair Bullen (University of Edinburgh) – Attribute selection issues in a breast cancer discrete choice experiment (DCE).
  • 28 February – Ni Gao (HERU)
  • March – Verity Watson (HERU)
  • April – TBC
  • May - TBC

2019 Programme

  • 22nd February - Verity Watson (HERU)
  • 29th March - Luis Loria-Rebolledo (HERU)
  • 19th April - Mary Kilonzo (HERU)
  • 26th April - Alastair Irvine (HERU)
  • 31st May - Eerlend Sandorf (University of Stirling)

2018 Programme

  • 2 February 2018 (2pm-3pm, Rm1:029) - Ben Sakowsky (HERU)
  • 16 March 2018 (2pm-3pm, Rm1:029) - Mesfin Genie (University of Venice) - Modelling information aggregates in DCEs.
  • 21 March 2018 (2pm-3pm, Rm1:029) - Graham Scotland (HERU)
  • 27 April 2018 (2pm-3pm, Rm1:029) - Nicolas Krucien (HERU) - Introduction to best-worst scaling (pros and cons).
  • 11 May 2018 (2pm-3pm, Rm1:029) - Klaus Glenk (University of Edinburgh)
  • 1 June 2018 (2pm-3pm, Rm1:029) - Caroline Vass (University of Manchester) - Eye tracking and DCEs.
  • 7 September 2018 (2pm-3pm, Rm1:029) - Emma Tassie (HERU)
  • 1 November 2018 (2pm-3pm, Rm1:029) - Terry Porteous (HERU)
  • 30 November 2018 (2pm-3pm, Rm1:029) - Mary Kilonzo (HERU)

2017 Autumn / Winter Programme

  • 13 September (10.30am - 12.00pm, Room 1:029) - Deborah Street (Professor at Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney). Title: What can simulations tell us about DCE design performance?
  • 22 September (2pm - 3pm, Room 1:029) - Mary Kilonzo (HERU) - Use of discrete choice experiments to inform economic evaluation of healthcare technologies.
  • 13 October 2017 (2pm - 3pm, Room 1:029) - Alistair Irvine (HERU) - Software to design/run economics experiments.
  • 24 November 2017 (2pm-3pm, Rm 1:0129) - Dwayne Boyers (HERU) - Modelling revealed preferences data for scale and polish services.
  • 15 December 2017 (2pm - 3pm, Room 1:029) - Patrícia Norwood and Michail Bitzios (HERU) - Applying Q-Methodology to food choices.

2017 Spring Programme

  • 21 April (2pm - 3pm, Room 3:052) - Jonathan Sicsic - Research on using certainty information to improve the modelling of stated preferences.
  • 5 May (2pm - 3pm, Room 1:029) - Rikke Vognbjerg Sydenham (University of Southern Denmark) - Research on the prescription of antibiotics in general practice.
  • 26 May (2pm - 3pm, Room 1:029) - Luis Loria Rebolledo  - Using Qualtrics in an online DCE.
  • 14 June (2pm - 3pm, Room 1:029) - Karen MacDonald, with Professor Deborah Marshall (both based at University of Calgary, Canada) - Measuring the value of information in personalized medicine and genomic testing.
  • 23 June (2pm - 3pm, Room 1:029) - Sebastian Heidenreich - Research on the MUNROS project.

2016/17 Autumn/Winter Programme

  • 23 September - Rm 1:029, 2pm-3pm, Dr Kate Mandeville, London School of Hygiene and Medicine, Title: Investigating visual attribute non-attendance in discrete choice experiments.
  • 28 October - Rm 1:029, 2pm-3pm - Alastair Irvine.
  • 18 November- Rm 1:029, 2pm-3pm - Gin Nie Chua.
  • 25 November - Rm 1:029, 2pm-3pm - Luis Loria Rebolledo.
  • 16 December - Rm 1:029, 2pm-3pm - Hannah Collacott and Marjon van der Pol.
  • 13 January - Rm 1:029, 2pm-3pm - Emma Tassie.
  • 24 February - Rm 1:029, 2pm-3pm - Verity Watson.

 

2016 Spring/Summer Programme

  • 11 March 2016 - Rm1:029, 2pm-3pm - Alison Pearce, National Cancer Registry Ireland, Title: Do cancer patients make hypothetical choices in a DCE of follow-up care?
  • 1 April 2016 - Rm1:029, 2pm-3pm - Nicolas Krucien will present his work on decision maing styles and discrete choices - a hybrid choice modelling approach.
  • 22 April 2016 - Rm1:029, 2pm-3pm - Patrícia Norwood will present preliminary results from a project assessing the impact of colouring nutritional information on individuals' food choices.
  • 13 May 2016 - Rm1:029, 2pm-3pm - Liam Mc Morrow, Title: Taxing snack foods: is there a framing effect? Evidence from a DCE and field experiment.
  • 20 May 2016 - Rm1:029, 2pm-3pm - Verity Watson, Title: The role of emotional sensitivity in patients' cancer treatment choices.
  • 3 June 2016 - Rm1:029, 2pm-3pm - Leonard Lades,
  • 24 June 2016 - Rm1:029, 2pm-3pm - Gin Nie Chua.

 

2015/16 Autumn/Winter Programme

  • 18 September 2015 - Gin Nie Chua, Title: External Validity of discrete choice experiment: early findings from a field experiment.
  • 13 November 2015 - Verity Watson, Title: Re-thinking the different perspectives that can be used when eliciting preferences in health.
  • 15 January 2016 - Dwayne Boyers, Title: Using a DCE to elicit general population preferences for dental care, the impact of alternative methods to address hypothetical bias.
  • 12 February 2016 - Alastair Irvine, Title: How do medical students react to time inconsistent patients? An experiment plan.
  • 4 March 2016 - Ayako Honda, University of Cape Town, Title: How to make remote areas more attractive for health professionals? Evidence from joint best-worst scaling and discrete choice experiment in Senegal.

 

 

2015 Spring/Summer Programme

  • Verity Watson, Iso-human development curves: Results from a pilot DCE in Belgium and Colombia. 20th February 2015.
  • Emma Tassie, Developing a DCE to elicit preferences for urinary incontinence. 6th March 2015.
  • Nicolas Krucien, Eye tracking dynamics in DCE responses. 3rd April 2015.
  • Liam McMorrow, A DCE of snack food choice. 1st May 2015.
  • Sebastian Heidenreich, That’s not me being ignorant – I have a reason for not considering your attributes. 15th May 2015.
  • Rodolfo Hernández, Integrating DCE results decision analytic models of monitoring individuals with ocular hypertension. 29th May 2015.
  • Alison Pearce, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, National Cancer Registry, Ireland, Topic: DCE on cancer follow-up. 8th June 2015.

 

2014 Autumn/Winter Programme

  • Mary Kilonzo, Developing a DCE alongside a trial for haemorrhoid treatment. 19th September 2014.
  • Patrícia Norwood, Developing a DCE about food labelling. 17th October 2014.
  • Gin Nie Chua, Using DCEs to value Community Pharmacy-based Health Check. 31st October 2014.
  • Dwayne Boyers, Using DCEs to value the Oral Health Impact Profile. 14th November 2014.
  • Patrícia Norwood and Nicolas Krucien, Using eye-tracking to develop a DCE of food choice. 28th November 2014.

 

2014 Spring/Summer Programme

  • Divine Ikenwilo and Sebastian Heidenreich, Using online focus groups to help develop a choice experiment. 7th February 2014.
  • Liam McMorrow, Developing a choice experiment in the area of food choice. 21st February 2014.
  • Verity Watson, Meta-analysis of choice experiment response rates. 7th March 2014.
  • Simone Cerroni, Stated preferences; food choices; experimental approach. 11th April 2014.
  • Patrícia Norwood, Using focus groups to inform a choice experiment. 9th May 2014.
  • Nicolas Krucien, Look at the information processing strategies in a choice experiment: an eye-tracking approach. 23rd May 2014.
  • Dwayne Boyers, Benefit transfer of WTP values: an application in dentistry. 6th June 2014.

 

2013 Autumn/Winter Programme

  • Sebastian Heidenreich – Attribute non-attendance in discrete choice experiments. 11th October 2013.
  • Mandy Ryan – Developing a test of external validity for CVM in a pharmacy setting. 25th October 2013.
  • Niels Jobsvogt – Combining travel cost method and DCEs to value marine protected areas. 8th November 2013.
  • Simone Cerroni - 22nd November 2013.
  • Jasper Kenter - Shared values are different from individual values - evidence from the UK National Ecosystem Assessment. 13th December 2013.

 

2013 Summer Programme

  • Rodolfo Hernandez - 3rd May 2013.
  • Zahid Quayyum - 17th May 2013.
  • Nicolas Krucien - 31st May 2013.
  • Antje Tockhorn - 14th June 2013.