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Travel Survey Methods : Quality and Future Directions - Peter Stopher

Travel Survey Methods

Quality and Future Directions

By: Peter Stopher (Editor), Cheryl Stecher (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2006
ISBN: 9780080446622
Number Of Pages: 708

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This book is a new chapter in the continuing focus of the International Steering Committee for Travel Survey Conferences (ISCTSC) on maintaining and improving the quality of data collection in transport surveys. The papers extend discourse on broad topic areas that have been addressed by the ISCTSC in previous conferences, provide an update on travel survey initiatives currently under way in many countries, and offer a glimpse into the future in the form of changing contexts, new topics, new technologies, and new standards from around the world, with an emphasis on standards and future research directions.
This book is not a conference proceedings, but was derived from papers that were a part of the 7th International Conference on Travel Survey Methods, held at Playa Herradura, Costa Rica, during August 2004. All of the chapters were reviewed by three referees and only those papers that achieved the highest ratings were selected for inclusion in this book. The conference covered both passenger and freight transport, and focused on surveys that collect information directly from individuals or organisations (that is, it excluded traffic counts or other observational data collection). Delegates attended from North, Central, and South America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, so there was a keen interest in examining applicability of standards and looking at needed future research in regions outside of the North American/Western European context.
*Content extends discourse on existing topics, provides an update on current travel survey initiatives, and reflects on the future of the discipline
*Derived from papers that were a part of the 7th International Conference onTravel Survey Methods
*Authors come from diverse backgrounds throughout the world

Travel Survey Methods in Latin America
Household Travel Surveys: Proposed Standards and Guidelines
Survey Design: The Past, the Present and the Future
Survey Design Standards and Guidelines
Sample Design and Total Survey Error
Sample Design
Instrument Design: Decisions and Procedures
Instrument Design Standards and Guidelines
Scheduling Considerations in Household Travel Surveys
Proxy Respondents in Household Travel Surveys
Survey Implementation
The Metropolitan Travel Survey Archive: A Case Study in Archiving
Processing, Analysis, and Archiving of Travel Survey Data
Processing, Analysing, and Archiving Standards and Guidelines
Quality Assessment
Possible Explanations for an Increasing Share of No-Trip Respondents
Quality Assessment (Noble and Holroyd) Handling Individual Specific Availability of Alternatives in Stated Choice Experiments
Stated Preference Surveys: An Assessment
Panel Surveys
Moving Panel Surveys from Concept to Implementation
Energy Consumption Estimation with a Shipper and Transport Chain Survey
Goods and Business Traffic in Germany
Issues Related to Freight Transport Data Collection
In Search of the Value of Time: From South Africa to India
Investment-Grade Surveys (Zmud) Process Data for Understanding and Modelling Travel Behaviour
Collection and Analysis of Behavioural Process Data: Challenges and Opportunities
Application of New Technologies in Travel Surveys
Using Combined GPS and GSM Tracking Information for Interactive Electronic Ques-tionnaires
Non-Web Technologies
Characteristics of Web Based Surveys and Applications in Travel Research
Web Based New Technologies Research Needs
Data Collection Related to Emergency Events
Emerging Issues in Emergency Event Transport
Simulating Household Travel Survey Data
Using Microsimulation to Generate Activity-Travel Data Under Conditions of Insuffi-cient Data
Transport Survey Standards and Futures (Stopher and Stecher)
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ISBN: 9780080446622
ISBN-10: 0080446620
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 708
Published: 1st September 2006
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 1.16