Simple and Weighted Unfolding Threshold Models for the Spatial Representation of Binary Choice Data

Wayne S. Desarbo, Donna L. Hoffman

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of an unfold ing methodology designed to analyze “pick any” or “pick any/n” binary choice data (e.g., decisions to buy or not to buy various products). Maximum likeli hood estimation procedures are used to obtain a joint space representation of both persons and objects. A review of the relevant literature concerning the spatial treatment of such binary choice data is presented. The nonlinear logistic model type is described, as well as the alternating maximum likelihood algorithm used to estimate the parameter values. The results of an appli cation of the spatial choice model to a synthetic data set in a monte carlo analysis are presented. An appli cation concerning consumer (intended) choices for nine competitive brands of sports cars is discussed. Future research may provide a means of generalizing the model to accommodate three-way choice data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-264
Number of pages18
JournalApplied Psychological Measurement
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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