The Measurement and Analysis of Housing Preference and Choice
Jansen, Sylvia J.T.
Coolen, Henny C.C.H.
Goetgeluk, Roland W.
What are the current trends in housing? Is my planned project commercially viable? What should be my marketing and advertisement strategies? These are just some of the questions real estate agents, landlords and developers ask researchers to answer. But to find the answers, researchers are faced with a wide variety of methods that measure housing preferences and choices. To select and value a valid research method, one needs a well-structured overview of the methods that are used in housing preference and housing choice research. This comprehensive introduction to this field offers just such an overview. It discusses and compares numerous methods, detailing the potential limitation of each one, and it reaches beyond methodology, illustrating how thoughtful consideration of methods and techniques in research can help researchers and other professionals to deliver products and services that are more in line with residents’ needs.
Keywordshousing; methodology of the social sciences; statistical theory and methods; geography; Decision-making; Dependent and independent variables; Multi-attribute utility; Netherlands; Real estate economics; Single-family detached home
Publication date and placeDordrecht, 2011
Society & social sciences
Social research & statistics