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Conjoint Analysis

Part 2. Marketing Research

  1. Vithala R. Rao

Published Online: 15 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316568.wiem02019

Wiley International Encyclopedia of Marketing

Wiley International Encyclopedia of Marketing

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Rao, V. R. 2010. Conjoint Analysis. Wiley International Encyclopedia of Marketing. 2.

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  1. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

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  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
Table 1. Alternatives for Selected Features of Conjoint Analysis
Representation of StimuliFormats of Data CollectionNature of Data CollectionEstimation Methods
  1. a

    These are newer methods.

  2. Source: Adapted from Hauser and Rao (2004) and Rao 2008.

Verbal descriptionsFull profile evaluationsOne-shotRegression-based methods
Pictorial descriptionsPartial profile evaluationsMultiple timesaRandom utility models
Videotapes and supporting materialsStated preferences Direct computation based on self-explicated importances
 Stated choices Hierarchical Bayes estimationa
Virtual prototypes   
 Self-explicated methods  
Combinations of physical models, photographs and verbal descriptionsConfiguratorsa Methods based on new optimization methodsa Analytic center estimation, support-vector machines, genetic algorithms
Table 2. Variable Smart Phone Attributes
StyleCandy barSlide phoneFlip phoneTouch screen
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Talk time3 h5 h7 h9 h
Weight100 g115 g130 g145 g
Camera quality2 MP3 MP6 MP8 MP
Table 3. Estimated Part-Worth Values for the Illustrative Data for Smart Phone Study
AttributeLevelRecoded Dummy VariablesPart-worth ValueRelative Importance(%)
StyleCandy bar100−0.9726.42
 Touch screen0017.58 
Talk time3 h0006.9921.84
 5 h001−1.88 
 7 h0102.12 
 9 h1000.00 
Weight100 g1007.8819.4
 115 g0106.01 
 130 g0011.89 
 145 g0000.00 
Camera quality2 MP0000.0014.48
 4 MP1001.22 
 6 MP0105.88 
 8 MP0015.15