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Reducing the gap between stated and real behavior in transportation studies: The use of an oath script


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Title: Reducing the gap between stated and real behavior in transportation studies: The use of an oath script
Authors: Carlsson, Fredrik
Lampi, Elena
Yin, Hang
Issue Date: Sep-2017
Extent: 22
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept. of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
706
Keywords: hypothetical bias
oath
stated preferences
Abstract: We investigate whether taking an oath in a survey situation affects respondent behavior in choice experiments with a focus on travel time, comfort, and cost. We conduct two studies in Beijing: one with car commuters and one with public transport commuters. Overall, we find little difference in behavior between responses with and without an oath. In fact, the only difference is that responses are more internally consistent in the version with an oath script: the respondents trade off money in ter... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: C80, D03, R41
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/53732
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