What is the best weighting method for MCDA?

A comparisons of 2 often cited approaches

For the implementation of quantitative benefit-risk approaches, the elicitation of patient preferences is key. However, it’s not clear, how to best do this.  Tervonen et al. have compared swing weighting and discrete choice experiments (DCE) with respect to

  • comprehension by study participants
  • cognitive biases
  • representatives of population preferences
  • capturing heterogeneity
  • reliability and validity
  • robustness of the results.

This paper provides a very nice qualitative overview of these points. However, empirical studies comparing these approaches are still missing. Find the paper here:

“MCDA swing weighting and discrete choice experiments for elicitation of patient benefit-risk preferences: a critical assessment.”

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