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Ethical Considerations for Discrete Choice Experiments with Caregiving Populations
  • Judy Illes,
  • Ashley Lawson,
  • Patrick McDonald
Judy Illes
University of British Columbia, University of British Columbia

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Ashley Lawson
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Patrick McDonald
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We discuss challenges experienced with a discrete choice experiment where the lack of sufficient responses to power analysis may have been due to the vulnerability of the population, added caregiving burdens imposed by the pandemic, and an imbalance of benefit-to-load of participation. We also address considerations for the paradigm where the necessarily few testable attributes may limit cultural meaningfulness and generalizability, and bring into question principles of research ethics.