HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

ISPOR Conjoint Analysis Design Guidelines

The final draft of ISPOR’s Conjoint Analysis Experimental Design Task Force is open for comment.  Whilst the title relates to conjoint analysis, the Task Force focuses primarily on discrete-choice experiments.  It should also be noted that they do not attempt to endorse any specific experimental-design approach, rather providing researchers with information to identify an approach that is most appropriate for them.

Central to this are “summaries and comparisons of six practical experimental-design approaches. The summary of each approach highlights model specifications allowed by the approach, flexibility of incorporating user-defined constraints, programming skills required, and accessibility and cost of the software.”

Comments need to be submitted by Friday, July 20, 2012.