Transport Survey Quality and Innovation

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16 May 2003
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
664 pages - 156 x 234 x 38mm


This overview of developments in transport survey methods from around the world emphasises survey quality and innovation. It contains selected papers from the International Conference on Transport Survey Quality and Innovation, held in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, during August 2001. The conference covered both passenger and freight transport, but was limited to surveys that collect information directly from individuals or organisations so it excludes traffic counts or other observational data collection. Many delegates were from Sub-Saharan Africa and other less developed regions of the world, so there was also an interest in identifying user needs and exploring what can be accomplished outside the North American/Western European regions of the world. This conference was the eighth in a series of international conferences on Survey Methods held since the late 1970s, the previous one having been held in Germany in May 1997, entitled "Transport Surveys: Raising the Standard".
Developing standards of transport survey quality, P.R. Stopher, P.M. Jones; Planning and managing a household survey and a population census in a multicultural and multilingual context, R. Hirschowitz; The joys and tribulations of a continuous survey, H. Battellino, J. Peachman; Measuring the internal quality of the Montreal CATI household travel survey, R. Chapleau; Designing instruments to improve response, J. Zmud; Looking beyond commuter travel in Cape Town - methodological lessons from the application of an activity-based travel survey, R. Behrens; Survey instrument design, J.H. Pratt; Time-space diaries - merging traditions, A.S. Harvey; Quality and innovation in time use and activity surveys, R.M. Pendyala; Multi-cultural and multi-language transport surveys, with special reference to the African experience, Pat van der Reis, M. Lombard; Multi-lingual and multi-cultural conditions, C.H. Arce; Postal, telephone, and face-to-face surveys - how comparable are they?, P. Bonnel; Mixed-mode surveys, J. Morris, T. Adler; Multi-day and multi-period data, J-L. Madre; Standards and practice for multi-day and multi-period surveys, C.L. Purvis, T. Ruiz; Qualitative methods in travel behaviour research, K.J. Clifton, S.L. Handy; A qualitative survey technique to explore decision-making behaviour in new contexts, S.R. Mehndiratta et al.; On the role of qualitative methods in travel surveys, K.G. Goulias; Can you get there from here? A viewpoint on stated response survey innovation and quality, M.E.H. Lee-Gosselin; Stated preference surveys - do we have confidence tests of the results?, B. Norheim; Ensuring quality in stated response surveys, G. Sammer; Non-household surveys, D. Wofinden; Non-standard, non-household surveys, R.F. del Mistro, L. Shepperson; Insights on freight and commercial vehicle data needs, R.A. Garrido; Tracking along the transport chain via the shipper survey, C. Rizet et al.; The challenges of freight and commercial transport surveys, A.H. Meyburg, S. Rahman; Impact of new technologies in travel surveys, M. Wermuth et al.; Trip rate analysis in GPS-enhanced personal travel surveys, J. Wolf et al.; Using technology to improve transport survey quality, E. Murakami et al.; Respondent burden, E.S. Ampt; From respondent burden to respondent delight, J. de Dios Ortuzar, M. Lee-Gosselin; Reducing the effects of item nonresponse in transport surveys, T.J. Adler; Comparison of hot-deck and neural-network imputation, C.G. Wilmot, S. Shivananjappa; Item nonresponse, C.G. Wilmot, T.J. Adler; Nonresponse and travel surveys, N. Kalfs, Henk van Evert; Definitions of unit nonresponse in travel surveys, A.J. Richardson, A.H. Meyburg; Public use of travel surveys - the metadata perspective, K.W. Axhausen, M.R. Wigan; Data interrogation and management, J. Sharp; Summary and future directions, P.R. Stopher, P.M. Jones.

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