What is the difference between ACA and CBC in the term of accuracy? I’ve read the manual and noticed that each had totally different features. But the problem is that I didn’t get the exact point of them. When studying my research, I’m going to put 4 or 5 attributes and each attribute has approximately 4 levels. When doing a pilot test, there will be about 100 respondents. In this case, what conjoint analysis do I have to use in order to get a precise result, ACA or CBC? (2) Is it possible to run the software through many computers at a time? During the web survey, it is more efficient to make 100 respondents use 10 separate computers, that is, 10 respondents on each computer at a time, than to make 100 respondents use only one computer.
You can read about some of the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods of conjoint analysis in our paper: Which Conjoint Method Should I Use? (2013)
ACA and CBC are both perfectly capable of getting accurate estimates of respondents’ part-worth utilities. They are simply different methods of getting people’s preferences. ACA is an adaptive, ratings-based approach that will show people partial profile cards for ratings based tradeoffs. CBC is a full profile choice based method that will ask people to select their favorite concept in a set of concepts.
If pricing research is a big part of your studies then I would definitely favor CBC over ACA. With only five attributes you should be able to do a CBC study, even with only 100 respondents. If you are concerned about sample size then ACBC does better with small samples then CBC.