Value of bathing waters and influence of bathing water quality: technical annex

Research aimed to provide socio-economic understanding of the value of Scottish bathing waters and the influence of bathing water quality (BWQ) to bathers, beach users and to the national and local economies.


1 Note that testing of the survey material, and results of previous studies, indicated that beach cleanliness was a key issue for respondents in their perception of bathing water quality, hence this was explicitly included as an attribute in the choice experiment task to control for this preference (to avoid it conflating preference with regards to actual bathing water quality).


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