Attributes of pain killers

This exercise demonstrates the process of multi-attribute utility assessment, a set of techniques for determining the value of options that differ on several attributes. In particular, this exercise illustrates the SMARTER method described by Edwards and Barron in their 1994 paper, "SMARTS and SMARTER: Improved simple methods for multiattribute utility measurement" (Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 60:306-325)

In the three boxes below, type three relevant attributes of pain killers that would influence your decision about what medication to choose for a headache. For example, one attribute might be 'duration of relief'. Then hit 'continue'.

First attribute:

Second attribute:

Third attribute: