1st Edition

New Survey Methods in Transport
2nd International Conference, Hungerford Hill, Australia, 1983

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ISBN 9789067640510
Published November 30, 1985 by CRC Press
378 Pages

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Book Description

New Survey Methods in Transport is the first comprehensive compilation of survey techniques used in the broad field of transport planning. The book provides state-of-the-art reviews in several areas of survey methodology, including cross-sectional, longitudinal and interactive surveys. Papers cover various aspects of the design, execution and analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys and highlight the use of in-depth and interactive surveys. Attention is paid to the emerging issue of the systematic biases inherent in various survey methods.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements CONFERENCE SUMMARY E.S. Ampt, A.J. Richardson and W. Brög WORKSHOP SUMMARIES Total design concepts P.R. Stopher and D. Banister Sample design P. Fielding and H. Gunn Questionnaire design and piloting A.H. Meyburg Response errors and data correction M. Roberts and H. Gunn Survey needs for modelling D. Bell and L. Johnson Perceptual studies P. Bonsall and D. Banister Diary surveys P. Jones Interactive and other survey methods J. Morris, J. Butes and E. Klinemann Longitudinal surveys D.A. Hensher and N.C. Smith Coding and computing M.A. Turnquist Traffic surveys L. Ferriera and M. Lee Freight surveys B. Hutchinson KEYNOTE PAPERS The state-of-the-art in cross-sectional surveys in transportation P.R. Stopher Longitudinal surveys in transport: an assessment D.A. Hensher Interactive travel survey methods: the state-of-the-art P.M. Jones THE USE OF EXISTING DATA The secondary use of transport survey data M. Wigan DEVELOPMENT OF SURVEY INSTRUMENTS Collection of household travel and activity data: development of a survey instrument W. Brög, A.H. Meyburg, P.R. Stopher and M.J. Wermuth Selected results of a standardised survey instrument for large-scale travel surveys in several European countries W. Brög, K. Fallast, H. Katteler, G. Sammer and B. Schwertner The role of the pilot survey in travel studies E.S. Ampt and L. West PUBLIC TRANSPORT SURVEYS The design and execution of on-board bus surveys: some case studies P.R. Stropher Obtaining bus transit service consumption information through sampling procedure P. Fielding SURVEY TECHNIQUES A socio-organisational approach to surveying the demand for freight transport R. Gray Transfer price data -- its definition, collection and use P. Bonsall The transferability of rating scale techniques to transport research in a developing country P. van der Reis The application of interactive measurement techniques as a basis for the forecast of complex behavioural reactions W. Brög and E. Erl THE EFFECTS OF MISSING DATA Evidence of trip under-reporting in Australian transportation study home interview surveys and its implications for data utilisation P. Barnard Errors arising from incorrect and incomplete information in surveys of non-home activity patterns M. Wermuth Non-sampling errors due to non-response in written household travel surveys M. Wermuth Effects of various population groups and of distribution and return methods on the return of questionnaires and the quality of answers in large-scale travel surveys G. Sammer and K. Fallast

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