Jordan J. Louviere and George Woodworth (1983) “Design and Analysis of Simulated Consumer Choice or Allocation Experiments: An Approach Based on Aggregate Data."Journal of Marketing Research, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Nov., 1983), pp. 350-367. (in JSTOR: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3151440)
The authors integrate concepts in conjoint analysis and discrete choice theory in econometrics to develop a new approach to the design and analysis of controlled consumer choice or resource allocation experiments. The article is concerned with estimating the parameters of conjoint-type functions from discrete choice or allocation data. Emphasis is placed on the multinomial logit model and aggregate choice or allocation data to illustrate the concepts in a series of empirical examples ranging from simple to complex. The authors present limited external validity evidence to support the approach and make comparisons with traditional conjoint approaches.