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Grand Canyon Whitewater Boater Data, Convergent Validity between Willingness to Pay Elicitation Methods

Data for journal manuscript: Convergent Validity between Willingness to Pay Elicitation Methods: An Application to Grand Canyon Whitewater Boaters


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Neher, C.J., Duffield, J., Bair, L.S., Patterson, D., and Neher, K., 2018, Grand Canyon Whitewater Boater Data, Convergent Validity between Willingness to Pay Elicitation Methods: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These data were complied for the primary analysis underlying the results presented in the manuscript associated with these data (see Larger Work Citation). The data was collected from a 2015 survey of private party Grand Canyon boaters. The open document file contains 3 data sheets: 1) variables used in the Table 2 comparison of samples, 2) the core dichotomous choice contingent valuation questions and responses (used in Table 3), and 3) The Discrete Choice question data used for the models estimated in Table 4.


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The purpose of these data are to 1) provide a current estimate of the (2015) willingness to pay by Grand Canyon private party boaters for their most recent trip down the whitewater stretch of the Colorado River, and 2) to compare that estimated WTP to the same metric estimated based a willingness to pay question using the discrete choice format, for the same population.


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DOI doi:10.5066/F7DZ07HM

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