I'm putting together a CBC exercise with SSI Web v8.4.8 regarding grocery stores. The client wants the list of brands to change based on a respondent's region, since some grocery store brands are not available across the country. There are a total of 4 regions in which the set of brands would differ.
My plan was to set up 4 different CBC exercises (there will be a minimum of n=250 per region), one for each of the different regions. For the analysis, I would then run the HB separately for the four regions.
In regards to the simulator, I would then change the values associated for the brand levels so that they're unique across the 4 hbu files, and combine the 4 hbu files into one before uploading into the simulator.
Could I get a confirmation that this would be a correct way of implementing it? If not, what should I do differently?
Searching on the forum has yielded this answer: https://www.sawtoothsoftware.com/forum/8895/add-brands-in-one-region-but-keep-list-alphabetized?show=8896#a8896
Should I do something like that instead?