As part of an ongoing longitudinal research effort, the authors conducted an electronic survey of National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE) members in January and February 2009. The topics covered were similar to those investigated in earlier surveys such as the value of certain key economic variables, as well as open-ended questions involving ethical practices in the forensic consulting business. This survey also included a significant number of new questions, which will be noted later in the paper.

The 2009 survey was conducted electronically based upon the authors' experience with the 2006 survey. That survey was the first conducted electronically and resulted in improvements with regards to the return rate, as well as accuracy in recording information. Comments concerning the 2009 survey indicate that respondents appreciate taking the survey electronically, and there is every expectation that this practice will continue in the...

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