Travel Survey Methods: Quality and Future Directions

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11 Aug 2006
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
708 pages - 156 x 234 x 39mm


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. This content extends discourse on existing topics, provides an update on current travel survey initiatives, and reflects on the future of the discipline. This book is derived from papers that were a part of the 7th International Conference on Travel Survey Methods. Authors come from diverse backgrounds throughout the world.
Travel Survey Methods in Latin America (de Dios Ortuzar); Household Travel Surveys: Proposed Standards and Guidelines (Stopher, Wilmot, Stecher, and Alsnih); Survey Design: The Past, the Present and the Future (van Evert, Brog and Erl); Survey Design Standards and Guidelines (Kurth and McGucki); Sample Design and Total Survey Error (Paskota); Sample Design (Picardo); Instrument Design: Decisions and Procedures (Zmud); Instrument Design Standards and Guidelines (Cohen); Scheduling Considerations in Household Travel Surveys (Bricka); Proxy Respondents in Household Travel Surveys (Wargelin and Kostyniuk); Survey Implementation (van der Reis and Harvey); The Metropolitan Travel Survey Archive: A Case Study in Archiving (Levinson and Zofka); Processing, Analysis, and Archiving of Travel Survey Data (Sammey); Processing, Analysing, and Archiving Standards and Guidelines (Strambi and Garrido); Quality Assessment (Bonsall); Possible Explanations for an Increasing Share of No-Trip Respondents (Christensen); Quality Assessment (Noble and Holroyd) Handling Individual Specific Availability of Alternatives in Stated Choice Experiments (Rose and Hensher); Stated Preference Surveys: An Assessment (Jones and Bradley); Panel Surveys (Zumkeller, Madre, Chlond, and Armoogum); Moving Panel Surveys from Concept to Implementation (Murakami, Greaves, and Ruiz); Energy Consumption Estimation with a Shipper and Transport Chain Survey (Rizet, Armoogum, and Marchal); Goods and Business Traffic in Germany (Wermuth, Neef, and Steinmeyer); Issues Related to Freight Transport Data Collection (Meyburg and Garrido); In Search of the Value of Time: From South Africa to India (van Zyl and Raza) Investment-Grade Surveys (Zmud) Process Data for Understanding and Modelling Travel Behaviour (Mark Bradley); Collection and Analysis of Behavioural Process Data: Challenges and Opportunities (Pendyala and Bricka); Application of New Technologies in Travel Surveys (Wolf); Using Combined GPS and GSM Tracking Information for Interactive Electronic Ques-tionnaires (Kracht); Non-Web Technologies (Lee-Gosselin and Harvey); Characteristics of Web Based Surveys and Applications in Travel Research (Alsnih); Web Based New Technologies Research Needs (Bonnel and Madre); Data Collection Related to Emergency Events (Wilmot); Emerging Issues in Emergency Event Transport (Arce); Simulating Household Travel Survey Data (Greaves); Using Microsimulation to Generate Activity-Travel Data Under Conditions of Insuffi-cient Data (Timmermans); Transport Survey Standards and Futures (Stopher and Stecher).

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