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Meta-analysis: Rationale, issues and application

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by John RolfeJohn Rolfe, R Brouwer, RJ Johnston
This chapter reviews the key reasons for using meta-analysis for benefit transfer and provides an illustrative case study application. The case study involves a meta-analysis of values for improved river health in Australia from 2000 to 2009. To minimize potential problems of commensurability and methodology, we restrict the analysis to consider only values drawn from choice experiments . Different measures and scales of river health across studies were reconciled by transforming implicit prices into a comparable standard of willingness to pay (WTP) per kilometer of river in good health. Ordinary least squares and random effects meta-regression models were used to identify systematic relationships between the dependent variable (WTP/km) and explanatory variables characterizing sites, populations, affected resources, and primary study methodology. The case study illustrates both advantages and challenges involved in the application of meta-analysis to benefit transfer.

History

Editor

Johnston RJ; Rolfe JC; Rosenberg RS; Brouwer R

Parent Title

Benefit Transfer of Environmental and Resource Values: A Guide for Researchers and Practitioners

Volume

ENGO 14

Start Page

357

End Page

381

Number of Pages

25

ISBN-13

9789401799294

Publisher

Springer

Place of Publication

Dordrecht

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes