3rd Edition

Statistical and Econometric Methods for Transportation Data Analysis

    496 Pages 92 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    496 Pages 92 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

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    Praise for the Second Edition:

    The second edition introduces an especially broad set of statistical methods … As a lecturer in both transportation and marketing research, I find this book an excellent textbook for advanced undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students, covering topics from simple descriptive statistics to complex Bayesian models. … It is one of the few books that cover an extensive set of statistical methods needed for data analysis in transportation. The book offers a wealth of examples from the transportation field. The American Statistician

    Statistical and Econometric Methods for Transportation Data Analysis, Third Edition offers an expansion over the first and second editions in response to the recent methodological advancements in the fields of econometrics and statistics and to provide an increasing range of examples and corresponding data sets. It describes and illustrates some of the statistical and econometric tools commonly used in transportation data analysis. It provides a wide breadth of examples and case studies, covering applications in various aspects of transportation planning, engineering, safety, and economics. Ample analytical rigor is provided in each chapter so that fundamental concepts and principles are clear and numerous references are provided for those seeking additional technical details and applications. 

    New to the Third Edition

    • Updated references and improved examples throughout.
    • New sections on random parameters linear regression and ordered probability models including the hierarchical ordered probit model.
    • A new section on random parameters models with heterogeneity in the means and variances of parameter estimates.
    • Multiple new sections on correlated random parameters and correlated grouped random parameters in probit, logit and hazard-based models.
    • A new section discussing the practical aspects of random parameters model estimation.
    • A new chapter on Latent Class Models.
    • A new chapter on Bivariate and Multivariate Dependent Variable Models.

    Statistical and Econometric Methods for Transportation Data Analysis, Third Edition can serve as a textbook for advanced undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. students in transportation-related disciplines including engineering, economics, urban and regional planning, and sociology. The book also serves as a technical reference for researchers and practitioners wishing to examine and understand a broad range of statistical and econometric tools required to study transportation problems.

    Part I Fundamentals
    1. Statistical Inference I: Descriptive Statistics 
    2. Statistical Inference II: Interval Estimation, Hypothesis Testing
    and Population Comparisons
    Part II Continuous Dependent Variable Models
    3. Linear Regression
    4. Violations of Regression Assumptions
    5. Simultaneous-Equation Models
    Appendix 5A
    A Note on GLS Estimation.
    7. Background and Exploration in Time Series
    8. Forecasting in Time Series: Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) Models and Extensions
    9. Latent Variable Models
    10. Duration Models
    Part III Count and Discrete Dependent Variable Models
    11. Count Data Models
    12. Logistic Regression
    13. Discrete Outcome Models
    14. Ordered Probability Models
    15. Discrete/Continuous Models
    Part IV Other Statistical Methods
    16. Random-Parameter Models 
    17. Latent Class (Finite Mixture) Models 
    18. Bivariate and Multivariate Dependent Variable Models 
    19. Bayesian Models 
    Appendix A   Statistical Fundamentals 
    Appendix B   Statistical Tables 
    Appendix C   Variable Transformations



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