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Comment author: TheatreAddict 01 May 2011 05:25:16PM 0 points [-]

If three groups of subjects were asked how much they would pay to save 2000/20000/200000 birds... Was one group asked how much they would pay to save 2000 birds, another group asked how much they would pay to save 20000 birds, and the final group asked how much they would pay to save 200000 birds? Or was one group asked how much they would pay to save 2000, then 20000, then 200000 birds, and the experiment repeated on the other two groups? I didn't quite understand... I think I was reading too hard into the subtext. But I'm leaning towards the first one, can anyone elaborate?

Comment author: Unnamed 01 May 2011 09:35:25PM 3 points [-]

The first one. One group was asked about 2000 birds, a separate group was asked about 20000 birds, and another separate group was asked about 200000 birds.

Comment author: TheatreAddict 08 July 2011 01:44:05PM 0 points [-]

Thanks. :3