Taiwanese consumer survey data for investigating the role of information on equivalence of organic standards in directing food choice

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Abstract

The presentation of credence attributes such as the product's origin or the production method has a significant influence on consumers’ food purchase decisions. The dataset includes survey responses from a discrete choice experiment with 1309 food shoppers in Taiwan using the example of sweet pepper. The survey was carried out in 2014 in the three largest Taiwanese cities. It evaluates the impact of providing information on the equality of organic standards on consumers’ preferences at the example of sweet pepper. Equality of organic standards implies that regardless of products’ country-of-origin (COO) organic certifications are based on the same production regulation and managerial processes. Respondents were randomly allocated to the information treatment and the control group. The dataset contains the product choices of participants in both groups, as well as their sociodemographic information.

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Yeh, C. H., Hartmann, M., & Hirsch, S. (2018). Taiwanese consumer survey data for investigating the role of information on equivalence of organic standards in directing food choice. Data in Brief, 18, 688–690. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2018.03.054

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